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Trench talk / trench life : a beginner's guide to World War One / Fredric Winkowski ; foreword by Dr. Stephen Bull.

Winkowski, Fred, (author.). Bull, Stephen, 1960- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Princeton PL - Princeton 940.4 Win (Text) 30890000617868 Adult Books Upper level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781943876464
  • ISBN: 1943876460
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York ; London : Glitterati Incorporated, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 150), and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: getting closer / Dr. Stephen Bull -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter one. Trench vernacular -- Chapter two. France with the Poilu -- Chapter three. Britain with the Tommy -- Chapter four. America with the Doughboy.
Summary, etc.:
This concise, handsomely illustrated, boots-on-the ground guide provides a unique introduction to life on the Western Front during World War I. Readers will learn about the drastic living circumstances of characters Tommy Atkins, Poilu, and Doughboy, respectively the foot soldiers of Britain, France, and the United States. We all know something of how these men existed in muddy trenches, subject to shelling, snipers and waiting for the next Big Push; but it is through the unique vocabulary of those troops, with their newly coined words, slang, and euphemisms that we can most easily enter their world. Readers will learn the meaning behind the long lost wartime language of these soldiers, with such words and phrases as: Black Hand Gang, Ace, Crummy, Barker, Dud, Come-alongs, Hush-hush, and Over the top. Based on extensive research, Trench Talk Trench Life is a wide-ranging and sympathetic look at the lives of initially patriotic, but ultimately tenacious front line soldiers of the Western Front.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
World War, 1914-1918 > History.

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