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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 01 edition (20 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472804155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472804150
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 2.8 x 18.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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"Osprey brings a social dimension to World War I's centennial with its enormously entertaining"Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War."You might go "bapoo" at its sheer number of fascinating facts and factoids. And you might even scream, "Sweet Fanny Adams!" But anyone with even a passing interest in the "War to End All Wars" will love this terrific tome." "Cybermodeler Online""

Osprey brings a social dimension to World War I's centennial with its enormously entertaining Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War. You might go bapoo at its sheer number of fascinating facts and factoids. And you might even scream, 'Sweet Fanny Adams!' But anyone with even a passing interest in the 'War to End All Wars' will love this terrific tome. "Cybermodeler Online""

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A complete history of common songs, slangs and colloquial English from the Great War of 1914-18 published to coincide with the centenary celebrations.

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Good insight into the phrases & words we still use today
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A veritable mine of information - dip in and dip out at my leisure and always come out with something interesting and informative.
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The songs are familiar to most people of my age group but their origins are often new. Great fun at times but tinged by the view of the wrong impression of gained watching "Oh, What a Lovely War!" (Film or stage version) . Officers died in great numbers and the army had a hard time until it's staff officers gained the experience needed to support the fighting men. But an enjoyable romp through the dark, bawdy humour of the trenches. Worth the buying and readin
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This book I find so hard to read, I am keeping this book I can read it now or when ever I want to but I ha e to use my magnify and my glasses together is the only way I can read this book, I cannot read for about five minutes my eyes get sore.
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Very interesting and informative. Easy to rerad.
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Excellent collection, well written and presented and invaluable for people keeping an historical record and wanting to know what was said, sung and done at the time.
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Both funny and moving, giving a vivid insight into the daily lives of troops in the front lines during the Great War.
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