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An excellent book to accompany an amazing BBC drama. This finally plays tribute to the original Wipers creators.,
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F.J Roberts & F.H Pearson finally get some recognition for their legacy. It amazed me throughout the book and the BBC drama, this was true! It still amazes me, the Wipers Times remains fairly unknown and the creators remain unknown. When war brings so much pain and suffering, you would have thought when something as British and something as funny would have been shouted from the roof tops? It took the country so long to recognise miners, Bomber Command etc............... RECOGNISE THIS!
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2013 20:47:32 BDT
Mabel Jane says:
I too am glad that this remarkable achievement under such dreadful circumstances has now been commemorated and celebrated in drama and that it will have reached a far wider audience of people who might otherwise never have heard of The Wipers Times.
I take a personal interest in it as it was my great grandfather, Ernest Couzens (Sapper EJ Couzens) who engraved that now iconic image on the front cover (originally with the caption "Am I as offensive as I might be?") of the Wipers Times publications. He was a commercial artist by profession, a very gifted and talented man, who rarely spoke of the horrors he had witnessed and suffered during WW1.
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