A celebration of cheerful determination in the face of appalling adversity Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War reveals the bawdy and satiric sense of humour of the Tommy in the trenches.
Published to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this collection of rousing marching songs, cheering ditties, evocative sing-alongs and complete diction of soldiers' slang reveals the best of British and Allied humour of the period.
Wonderfully illustrated with Punch cartoons, posters and the soldiers' own Wipers Times, this nostalgic book will not only delight but also give a real sense of daily life amidst the mud and blood of the trenches for American, Canadian, Australian and British soldiers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 408 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 07/08/2014
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781472804150