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Record Number: 11154


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading Sir. Robert Vansittart's little book "Black Record". I have found it very interesting. He certainly has no use for the Germans, and I am wondering whether a place can be found for him at the Peace conference. He warns up that after defeat Germany will be full of self pity and will try to organize sympathy, and says that as usual there will be fools among us willing to listen. Indeed as proof of this attitude I notice there has already been a protest against this book in Parliament, and a request for its banning. When this war is over the Battle of Words will begin and the world be fill[ed] with the sound of clamouring tongues.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1941 and 31 Mar 1941

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Vansittart

Title:

Black Record

Genre:

Politics, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11154

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

File Report 619, March 1941, DIARY EXTRACTS ON THE END OF THE WAR, p. 2, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk

Additional Information:

MOO accessed October 14, 2007.

Citation:

File Report 619, March 1941, DIARY EXTRACTS ON THE END OF THE WAR, p. 2, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11154, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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