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Record Number: 28284


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In a lecture at Friends' House he spoke of a new Blitzkrieg timed to start on May 1st, and designed to overthrow England in Polish fashion by the end of the summer. His series of "Daily Telegraph" articles, subsequently republished as a small book called "Inside Germany", caused a sensation by supplying chapter and verse for this prophecy.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1939 and 31 Dec 1939

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:

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:

Oswald Garrison Villard

Title:

Inside Germany

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1939

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28284

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Experience

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

226

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience, (Great Britain, 1980), p. 226, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28284, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Vera Brittain does not specify the date of the Daily Telegraph articles nor whether she read them in the newspaper or in the book.

   
   
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