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Roger, Sausage and Whippet

by Christopher Moore

Headline | November 27, 2012 | Hardcover

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In four long years, 1914 - 1918, the Western Front maimed a generation of young men and women bonded by combat and burdened by duty. Now, through the letters of Christopher Moore''s Captain Cartwright, comes an extraordinary lexicon of the phrases and lingo of life at the front.

Whether born from the desperation of gallows humour in France and Flanders - ''If it keeps on like this, someone''s going to get hurt'' - or borrowed from further afield - ''Cushy: comfortable, safe, pleasant. From the Hindustani, khush, pleasure'' - wherever he was, whatever he was doing, Tommy invented or borrowed his own word for it. From Ammo to Zig-Zag, this is a fascinating glimpse into the world of our First World War heroes.

So boil up the dixie and scrounge yourself some dooly. By the time you''ve drummed up you''ll be slinging the bat like a barber''s cat.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in

Published: November 27, 2012

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0755363671

ISBN - 13: 9780755363674

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Roger, Sausage and Whippet

by Christopher Moore

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in

Published: November 27, 2012

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0755363671

ISBN - 13: 9780755363674

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In four long years, 1914 - 1918, the Western Front maimed a generation of young men and women bonded by combat and burdened by duty. Now, through the letters of Christopher Moore''s Captain Cartwright, comes an extraordinary lexicon of the phrases and lingo of life at the front.

Whether born from the desperation of gallows humour in France and Flanders - ''If it keeps on like this, someone''s going to get hurt'' - or borrowed from further afield - ''Cushy: comfortable, safe, pleasant. From the Hindustani, khush, pleasure'' - wherever he was, whatever he was doing, Tommy invented or borrowed his own word for it. From Ammo to Zig-Zag, this is a fascinating glimpse into the world of our First World War heroes.

So boil up the dixie and scrounge yourself some dooly. By the time you''ve drummed up you''ll be slinging the bat like a barber''s cat.

About the Author

Christopher Moore is a former BBC producer, and has presented documentaries about WW1 on Radio 4, as well as writing TRENCH FEVER the story of his great-grandfather''s experiences in WW1.

Editorial Reviews

This fascinating miscellany of trench lingo is essential reading for First World War buffs and Downton script editors.-The Lady