- By Malcolm Brown Ian Hislop

The Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper

  • Title: The Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper
  • Author: Malcolm Brown Ian Hislop
  • ISBN: 9781904435600
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Wipers Times The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper In February Captain F J Roberts of the th Battalion Sherwood Foresters produced the first edition of the trench newspaper The Wipers Times Often produced in hazardous conditions at one point

    In February 1916, Captain F J Roberts of the 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters produced the first edition of the trench newspaper The Wipers Times Often produced in hazardous conditions, at one point only 700 yards from the front line, it acted as the voice of the average British soldier, relaying his experiences, grief, and anger during the entire conflict At times iIn February 1916, Captain F J Roberts of the 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters produced the first edition of the trench newspaper The Wipers Times Often produced in hazardous conditions, at one point only 700 yards from the front line, it acted as the voice of the average British soldier, relaying his experiences, grief, and anger during the entire conflict At times irreverent, at times hysterical, its humor and satire provide an excellent insight into life in the trenches in the First World War.

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    1. This is more a book to dip into than to read from cover to cover. So I shall be reading it for a while. The "Wipers Times"(it acquired different titles over time)was a humorous newspaper produced on a purloined printing press in the trenches of the Great War. Humour, notoriously, does not last from generation to generation, but somehow the wit of these soldiers comes up fresh. The paper took its name from the much fought-over battlefield of "Wipers" (Ypres)where, incidentally, my own grandfather [...]

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