Katharine M. Phipps in Driffield - September, 1944

from Diary of Kate Phipps, 19 Sept. 1944, page 217:

We have two "bomb happy" cases now (shell shock). They cant bear the news and retire under blankets until the Major or one of the now numerous inspections takes place. But the rest of the ward likes the radio on all the time, no matter what its spewing forth, whether they listen or not! So we get Church services, advice to farmers, dance music, lectures, and even the News in Welsh. I was about to turn this off one day, as we have no Welsh in ward 7, but they said "Oh leave it on nurse its company"... and "We dont listen anyway". But they do listen to ITMA and Music Hall and anything which …   more >>
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Katharine M. Phipps, Diary of Kate Phipps, 19 Sept. 1944. In The Second World War Diary of Kate Phipps (City of Alexandria, 2004), p. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1377768307 accessed: 5 February, 2023

location of experience: Driffield


Katharine M. Phipps
nurse, Factory worker

Listening to

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dance music
music hall

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1944
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Katherine Phipps was serving as a nurse at Driffield Emergency Hospital.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:09:02 +0000