The Famous First World War Trench Newspaper
Author: Christopher Westhorp
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Decades ahead of the amusing but distorting buffoonery of Blackadder Goes Forth, this complete edition of the Wipers Times, the famed trench newspaper of the First World War, is an extraordinary mix of black humour, fake entertainment programmes and pastiche articles, and constitutes a unique record of life on the wartime frontline. From its long-running cartoon pun (Are We Being Offensive Enough?) to its brilliantly subversive column Things We Want to Know (the name of the officer who originated the idea), its hilarious spoof ads to its pastiche fake contributors (Belary Helloc), this complete facsimile edition of the Wipers Times, produced to accompany the BBC dramatization, is a historical masterpiece that enables us to sample the real spirit of the trenches . . . from the safety of our armchairs. If you can drink the beer the Belgians sell you, And pay the price they ask with ne'er a grouse, If you believe the tales that some will tell you, And live in mud with ground sheet for a house, If you can live on bully and a biscuit, And thank your stars that you've a tot of rum, Dodge whizzbangs with a grin, and as you risk it Talk glibly of the pretty way they hum. . .
The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper
Publisher: Little Books
Category: World War, 1914-1918
A satire of daily life on the Western Front, 'The Wipers Times' is a spontaneous chronicle of life in the trenches, vividly portraying the cheeriness and camaraderie that prevailed in spite of the horror.
The Best Bits from the Wipers Times
Author: Denise Robertson,Dr Malcolm Brown
Publisher: Little Books
Category: War poetry, English
This collection lifts the best of the long-forgotten poems, rhymes, limericks and other articles reproduced in the the Wipers Times. They provoke laughter with a lump in the throat and offer an insight into life in the trenches in the First World War.
Author: Mark Connelly,Stefan Goebel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In 1914, Ypres was a sleepy Belgian city admired for its magnificent Gothic architecture. The arrival of the rival armies in October 1914 transformed it into a place known throughout the world, each of the combatants associating the place with it its own particular palette of values and imagery. It is now at the heart of First World War battlefield tourism, with much of it's economy devoted to serving the interests of visitors from across the world. The surrounding countryside is dominated by memorials, cemeteries, and museums, many of which were erected in the 1920s and 1930s, but the number of which are being constantly added to as fascination with the region increases. Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel explore the ways in which Ypres has been understood and interpreted by Britain and the Commonwealth, Belgium, France, and Germany, including the variants developed by the Nazis, looking at the ways in which different groups have struggled to impose their own narratives on the city and the region around it. They explore the city's growth as a tourist destination and examine the sometimes tricky relationship between local people and battlefield visitors, on the spectrum between respectful pilgrims and tourists seeking shocks and thrills. The result of new and extensive archival research across a number of countries, this new volume in the Great Battles series offers an innovative overview of the development of a critical site of Great War memory.
From Training Guides yo Propaganda Posters
Author: Arthur Ward
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In WW2 information leaflets and posters proliferated. Soldiers were bombarded with Field Regulations, airmen with the latest updates about airborne early warning, bomb sights and radio navigation and sailors with material that helped them identify enemy aircraft and submarines and told them how to operate the new ship board weapons to destroy them.??An abundance of familiar slogans exhorted the population to do the utmost: 'Go To IT!', 'Come Into The Factories', 'Keep Calm and Carry On', 'Dig For Victory', 'Lend A Hand on the Land', 'Walk When You Can'. Other messages warned of the consequences of irresponsible behaviour: 'Careless Talk Cost Lives', 'Loose Lips Sink Ships', 'Keep It Under Your Hat' and 'Be Like Dad, Keep Mum', the latter illustrating just how much social mores have, thankfully, changed in the last 75 years.??This book is concerned with the plethora of printed ephemera that was designed to educate, instruct, inform and entertain. Such original material can still be bought and is easy to store ÛÒ the posters also often making attractive items for display ÛÒ but as with all other authentic historical material supply is finite and examples of wartime publications in first class condition command a high price. This is the first time a single volume has been dedicated entirely to a long overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to complement books which focus on traditional militaria such as uniforms, equipment and regalia and is intended to reveal just how much material was produced, across the board, by each of the warring nations. It will advise enthusiasts about what was produced, what is still available and where to find it and, importantly, how to conserve and store such vintage printed items.
Author: Rafał Borysławski,Justyna Jajszczok,Jakub Wolff
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Laughter is often no laughing matter, and, as such, it deserves continued scholarly attention as a social, cultural and historical phenomenon. This collection of essays is a meeting ground for scholars from several disciplines, including historians, philologists, and scholars of social sciences, to discuss places and roles of laughter in history, in historical narratives, and in cultural anthropology from prehistory to the present. The common foci of the papers gathered in this volume are to examine laughter and its meanings, to reflect on the place of laughter in Western history and literature, to disclose laughter’s manipulative potential in historical and literary narratives, to see it in the light of the concepts of carnivalesque and playfulness, to see it as a reflection of hysterical historicizing, to see its place in comedy, farce, grotesque and irony, and to see it against its broadly understood theoretical, philosophical and psychological aspects. The book will appeal chiefly to an academic readership, including students, historians, literary and cultural scholars, sociologists, and cultural anthropologists.
Author: MALCOLM. BROWN
Category: World War, 1914-1918
An Appreciation of the Trench Journal the Wipers Times
Author: John Ivelaw-Chapman
The Wipers Times was the Private Eye of the Ypres Salient during World War One. Edited, while under bombardment, by a battalion commander in the Sherwood Foresters, written by soldiers actually in the trenches and distributed by ration-wagon and ammunition-mule. the paper bears vivid witness to the shocking realities of trench warfare. Yet for all the occasional horror of its content, The Wipers Times was a gentle, humor-filled and satirical paper which, once its codes are cracked and its riddles solved, tells an interested reader much about the characters and personalities of the men in the British Army of the First World War.Interpretation of regular features such as the bogus music-hall advertisements that feature in every issue, columns like 'Answers to our Many Correspondents' and 'Things We Want to Know' and careful study of some of the remarkable poetry published in the paper, explain to readers what it was like to be there. The Mud, the Gas, the Shells; the Fear, the Courage, the Humour and the Bitterness; much is revealed about these and many other things in this remarkable book that unravels the eighty-year-old Riddles of Wipers.
A Facsimile Reprint of the Trench Magazine
Category: English wit and humor
A Guide to Battlefields in France & Flanders
Author: Nigel Cave
Publisher: Pen and Sword
A study of the most important sites, primarily of the two world wars, covering both their history and descriptions of how they are today. For the interested traveller, the author groups key sites together, listing places offering accommodation, food, and detailing places of local interest.
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Edwardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question ‘How should we live?’ Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, fads such as eugenics, vegetarianism and nudism were gripping the nation, while the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also a time that witnessed the birth of the media as we know it today and the beginnings of the welfare state. Beyond trenches, flappers and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments and raucous stage heroines. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays, crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today's Britain ring from almost every page.
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
Author: John Wray
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Aden Sawyer, achtzehn, hat einen Plan. Er wird sie weit vom Haus ihrer Mutter, in dem die Familienfotos zur Wand gedreht sind, und vom Einfluss ihres dominanten Vaters entfernen. Denn sie ist entschlossen, nach Peschawar in Pakistan zu reisen, um dort in einer Medrese den Islam zu studieren. Mit Hilfe eines Freundes organisiert sie die heimliche Reise. In Pakistan schlüpft sie in eine neue Identität, verkleidet sich als junger Mann. Doch bald gerät sie in größere Gefahr, als sie sich jemals vorstellen konnte. Denn der Weg zur Erlösung ist lang und gefährlich, und er führt direkt in die Kriegswirren Afghanistans. John Wray verfolgt das Schicksal seiner jungen Heldin mit der zwingenden Logik der Paranoia und erzeugt so atemberaubende Spannung.
Author: Anthony Fletcher
Publisher: Yale University Press
DIV This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.”/div DIV /div DIV The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them./div
Author: Alan Palmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Ypres today is an international 'Town of Peace', but in 1914 the town, and the Salient, the 35-mile bulge in the Western Front, of which it is part, saw a 1500-day military campaign of mud and blood at the heart of the First World War that turned it into the devil's nursery. Distinguished biographer and historian of modern Europe Alan Palmer tells the story of the war in Flanders as a conflict that has left a deep social and political mark on the history of Europe. Denying Germany possession of the historic town of Ypres and access to the Channel coast was crucial to Britain's victory in 1918. But though Flanders battlefields are the closest on the continent to English shores, this was always much more than a narrowly British conflict. Passchendaele, the Menin Road, Hill 60 and the Messines Ridge remain names etched in folk memory. Militarily and tactically the four-year long campaign was innovative and a grim testing ground with constantly changing ideas of strategy and disputes between politicians and generals. Alan Palmer details all its aspects in an illuminating history of the place as much as the fighting man's experience.
Author: Daniel Magariel
Ein fesselnder, erschütternder Roman über zwei junge Brüder und ihren zugleich liebevollen und übergriffigen Vater – Daniel Magariels Buch ist das verblüffende Debüt eines neuen, großen Talents. Die drei – ein zwölfjähriger Junge, sein älterer Bruder und ihr Vater – haben den „Krieg“ gewonnen: So nennt der Vater seine bittere Scheidung und den Kampf ums Sorgerecht. Sie verlassen Kansas und fahren nach Albuquerque, um noch einmal neu zu beginnen. Die Jungen gehen zur Schule, spielen Basketball, finden Freunde. Ihr Vater arbeitet von Zuhause aus. Bald aber wachsen sich kleine Fehltritte des Vaters zu einer finsteren Irritation aus, müssen die Jungen erkennen, dass sich ihr Vater verändert, unberechenbar wird, mitunter brutal. Vor der kargerhabenen Kulisse der Landschaft New Mexicos erzählt Magariel mit bestechender Klarheit, wie die Jungen verzweifelt versuchen, die Familie zusammenzuhalten, sich gegenseitig schützen und helfen, und schließlich ums eigene Überleben kämpfen. „Einer von uns“ ist eine kurze Geschichte mit gewaltiger emotionaler Wucht.
Author: Stuart Robson
This is a compelling account of the First World War. It offers clear analysis of the war on land, sea, and air, and considers the impact of the war on Europe's civilian population. Issues addressed include the relationship between war and industrialisation, trench warfare, the long term effects of the war on changing social structures, and economic and demographic consequences. The main text is supplemented by a rich selection of primary source material (from songs, soldiers' slang, to diary accounts).
Author: Peter James
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Weil du sie liebst, muss sie sterben Der neue Peter James – noch spannender, noch gefährlicher. In der Nacht, als Katie Bishop vergewaltigt und ermordet wird, ist ihr Mann Brian über sechzig Meilen weit von ihr entfernt. Und doch finden die Polizisten am Tatort nur seine DNA. Zwei Tage später wird eine weitere junge Frau misshandelt und ermordet. Auch an diesem Tatort finden sich nur die Spuren von Brian Bishop. Doch der streitet alles ab, kann sogar für die Tatzeiten genaue Alibis liefern. Als schließlich eine dritte Frauenleiche aus dem Ärmelkanal gezogen wird, weiß Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, dass hier ein Monster am Werke ist. Und sagt das auch vor laufender Kamera. Das bringt den Mörder in Rage und auf eine Idee, die das private Glück des Detective Superintendents bedroht. »Ein gruseliges Spiel mit Identitäten, so rasant, dass einem beim Lesen manchmal schwindelig wird.« Für Sie