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The Resource Bloody Picnic : Tommy's Humour, 1914-18, Alan Weeks, (electronic resource)

Bloody Picnic : Tommy's Humour, 1914-18, Alan Weeks, (electronic resource)

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Bloody Picnic : Tommy's Humour, 1914-18
Title
Bloody Picnic
Title remainder
Tommy's Humour, 1914-18
Statement of responsibility
Alan Weeks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the crucial factors which kept Tommy going on the Western Front was his facility to see what was comic in the horror, deprivation and discomfort of trench warfare, an attitude which blossomed further in the rest areas behind the lines. The nature of the comedy ranged from gentle irony to a rougher hilarity that produced on belly laughs. Such laughter could arise from extreme physical pain and discomfort, from the provision of sustenance and from matters relating to dress, equipment and weapons. A further source of fun was bizarre events not dissimilar to situation comedy and pantomime. Moreover, a whole culture of humor surrounded Tommy's words and songs, and many trench pets{u2014}cats, dogs, horses, goats, even rats{u2014}were in on the joke in one way or another. Nor was it only the British soldiers who managed to find something to laugh about in the trenches{u2014}the Germans could sometimes see the funny side as well. A Bloody Picnic provides an unusual perspective on how soliders coped with the grim realities of the First World War
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Weeks, Alan
Dewey number
  • 940.4144
  • 940.4144
Index
no index present
LC call number
D530
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Bloody Picnic : Tommy's Humour, 1914-18, Alan Weeks, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ2MjU4NQ==
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unknown
Control code
frd00009678
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780752462585
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780752462585
  • (Sirsi) b1459504
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Label
Bloody Picnic : Tommy's Humour, 1914-18, Alan Weeks, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ2MjU4NQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752462585
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752462585
  • (Sirsi) b1459504
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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