An extraordinary mix of black humor, fake entertainment programs, and pastiche articles, the "Wipers Times," the famed trench newspaper of World War One, constitutes a unique record of life on the front line. This complete facsimile edition of the paper, produced to accompany a BBC dramatization, is a historical masterpiece that enables us to sample the real spirit of the trenches--from the safety of our armchairs.
About the Author
Chris Westhorp is an experienced freelance editor, writer and researcher. Formerly of Arms and Armour Press and Duncan Baird Publishing, he is a specialist interest in military history and aviation. Chris is the author of The Commando Pocket Manual 1950-1945 (Conway, 2012) amongst numerous other titles.
Now faithfully reproduced page by page, it remains immensely moving in the laughter of its resilience and still relevant as a testament to gallantry under fire. * The Times * The humour woven into the correspondence, observations and stories for all 23 issues published characterises an indomitable spirit. * Discover Britain * a remarkable insight into life in the trenches * Good Book Guide *
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 4th March 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.7 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1