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Record Number: 21458


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Together Edward and I looked at "The Times History of the War", picked out a newspaper paragraph stating that the total estimate of European war casualities was already five million dead and seven million wounded, and studied with care the first official account of Neuve Chapelle.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1915 and 31 Dec 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Buxton
county: Derbyshire
other location: Vera and Edward's parents' home

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:

Vera Brittain

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

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:

various

Title:

The Times History of the War

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published 1915

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21458

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Youth

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

175

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth, (Great Britain, 1978), p. 175, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21458, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Vera Brittain was reading this with her brother Edward.

   
   
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