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Daily Telegraph Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang, 1914-18, By John Brophy

Daily Telegraph Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang, 1914-18,

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Reveals the courage, gaiety and astringent cynicism with which men armed themselves against the horrors of trench warfare. This book features 16 pages of plates which illustrate the comic cartoons, recruiting posters and other images from the Great War.

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Daily Telegraph Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang, 1914-18, Summary


Daily Telegraph Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang, 1914-18, by John Brophy

During the First World War the British soldiers were renowned for their chirpy songs and plucky sayings. Indeed nothing would lift the spirits of the often exhausted and demoralized troops more than a hearty singalong. These cheery and at times ribald and satiric songs and sayings have been collected together to give a fascinating The songs include marching tunes, songs for billets and rude chants for when no commanding officer was present. Each song is accompanied by a short passage that traces the origins of the melody and accounts for lyrical alternatives. There is also a large glossary of soldiers' slang words and phrases, revealing the Tommies' vocabulary in all its bawdiness. The Daily Telegraph - Dictionary of Tommies' Song and Slang reveals the courage, gaiety and astringent cynicism with which men armed themselves against the horrors of trench warfare. Includes 16 pages of plates illustrating the favourite comic cartoons, recruiting posters and other arresting images from the Great War.

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"Brophy and Partridge s book is a true classic written by two veterans of the 1914-18 war. It stands as one of the most perceptive books ever written on the British army of the First World War, an essential starting point for understanding the men that served, and a book that yields more every time one reads it."--Gary Sheffield "Military Illustrated "

About John Brophy


Born in Liverpool in 1899, JOHN BROPHY was an Anglo-Irish soldier, journalist and author who wrote more than forty books, many of which were based on his experiences during the First World War. Having lied about his age to enlist in the British Army, Brophy served for four years in the infantry before being honourably discharged in 1918. He died in 1965. Born and brought up in New Zealand, ERIC PARTRIDGE was also a First World War veteran, having volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force in April 1915. Having gone on to become a renowned lexicographer of the English Language, he passed away in 1979.

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GOR010865538
Daily Telegraph Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang, 1914-18, by John Brophy
John Brophy
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2008-02-16
240
1844157105
9781844157105
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.