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CANCELLED Julian Walker: Languages and the War


Julian Walker is an educator at the British Library, an artist and writer. His books on language include Discovering Words, Team Talk: Sporting Words and their Origins and Trench Talk: Words of the First World War. IMAGE: Soldiers washing clothes. Ypres-Comines Canal, 25 September 1917. (C) IWM (Q 6013)

ONLINE: 'Tommy French: How Tommies turned French into slang' by Julian Walker


Caption: British and French soldiers playing cards at a family-run Estaminet (Courtesy IWM Q 53337) About this talk: This examines how the Tommy, far from home on the Western Front, communicated with his new neighbours and how they coped with being in a land where they either knew no French, or found the little French they did know useless. This t…