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

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

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The "Daily Telegraph", Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang 1914-18 by John Brophy
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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.
Release date Australia
February 16th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp Illustrations
Imprint
Frontline Books
Pages
240
Dimensions
141x222x25
ISBN-13
9781844157105
Product ID
2341466

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