Trench Talk Trench Life: A Beginner's Guide To World War One by Frederic WinkowskiTrench Talk Trench Life: A Beginner's Guide To World War One by Frederic Winkowski

Trench Talk Trench Life: A Beginner's Guide To World War One

byFrederic Winkowski

Hardcover | June 22, 2017

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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.
Fredric Winkowski is a publishing professional with experience as an author, designer, illustrator, photographer, and art director. His interest in World War I goes back to grade school. Winkowski has flown old biplanes, met collectors, and examined and photographed nearly every existing WWI infantry weapon. He's collaborated with expe...
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Title:Trench Talk Trench Life: A Beginner's Guide To World War OneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.12 × 6.82 × 0.84 inPublished:June 22, 2017Publisher:Glitterati EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943876460

ISBN - 13:9781943876464

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Levity and fashion are two words not often associated with books on WWI, but both are present here, along with plenty of information about the actual lived experience of trench warfare.