A Visit to the Faroe Islands in 1942 by Gabriel Turville-Petre / Ein vitjan í Føroyum í 1942 hjá Gabriel Turville-Petre

Thorlac Turville-Petre

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Abstract: In his journal Gabriel Turville-Petre gives an account of his travels through the Faroe Islands in 1942. Despatched by the Foreign Office to investigate the views of the people during the British occupation, he met politicians such as Christmas Møller, Carl Aage Hilbert, Peter Mohr Dam and Kristian Djurhuus, writers such as Jóannes Patursson, Símun av Skarði and Janus Djurhuus, as well as farmers and businessmen, boatmen and schoolteachers. He gives his views, not always complimentary, on their characters and opinions. He describes the language and literature, the scenery and (less enthusiastically) the weather, as well as the food he was given, such as skerpikjøt, and traditions such as the chain dance.

Úrtak: Í dagbók síni greiðir Gabriel Turville-Petre frá sín­um ferðum í Føroyum í 1942. Foreign Office hevði sent hann avstað fyri at kanna sjónarmið hjá fólkinum undir bretsku hersetingini; hann hitti politikarar, m.a. Christmas Møller, Carl Aage Hilbert, Petur Mohr Dam og Kristian Djurhuus, høvundar, m.a, Jóannes Patursson, Símun av Skarði og Janus Djurhuus eins og bóndir, handilsmenn, sjófólk og skúla­lær­arar. Hann setur fram síni sjónarmið, ikki altíð rós­andi, um teirra persónsmenskur og mein­ing­ar. Hann lýsir málið og bókmentirnar, landslag­ið og (minni eldhugaður) veðrið eins og matin, sum hann fekk, m.a. skerpikjøt, og siðaarvin, m.a. føroyska dansin.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18602/fsj.v0i0.104

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