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088: April/May 2010

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Tommy French: How British First World War Soldiers Turned French Into Slang

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  £19.99, Pen & Sword, 2021, 224 pp 30 b/w illustrations  ISBN: 9781526765925 [This review by Rachel Duffett first appeared in the October 2021 edition of Stand To! No.124] Parley voo frongsay? 'Napoo', 'compray', 'san fairy ann', 'toot sweet' - all are anglicized French phrases that came into use on the Western Front during the First Worl…


'Effin' and Blindin' on the Western Front' by Prof Mark Connelly

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About the talk: Mark returns to Petts Wood with a lively, amusing and informative study of swearing and blasphemy in the BEF, exploring in all its glory the richness and humour of Tommy's everyday Profanosaurus, 1914-1918.  About the speaker: Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kent. His main research interest…