The Wipers Times

Satirical British trench magazine from the First World War / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Wipers Times was a trench magazine that was published by British soldiers fighting in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.

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The Wipers Times
"The Wipers Times", front page of the first issue (12 February 1916)
The Wipers Times, first issue (12 February 1916)
EditorCapt. F. J. Roberts
Sub-editorLt. J. H. Pearson
Formatca. 27.8 cm x 18 cm
First issueFebruary 1916
Final issueDecember 1918
CountryBelgium & France

In early 1916, the 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters stationed in the front line at Ypres, Belgium, came across an abandoned printing press. A sergeant who had been a printer in peacetime salvaged it and printed a sample page. The paper itself was named after Tommy slang pronunciation of Ypres.

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