Whizzbangs and Woodbines Paperback

Tales of Work and Play on the Western Front

by J. C. V. Durell;

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Whizzbangs and Woodbines

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First published in 1918 Whizzbangs and Woodbines presents a candid portrait of life behind the lines on the Western Front by Reverend Durell, then Rector of Rotherhithe, and Chief Commissioner of the Church Army in France.The Church Army, along with its counterparts the YMCA, TOC-H and Salvation Army played an important part in the support and morale of soldiers in war. In addition to providing spiritual support,the Church Army welcomed more than 200,000 men each day to their recreation huts and provided visits and gifts to the wounded, tents and hostels near the front lines, drove ambulances, mobile canteens and kitchen cars.In addition to voluntary Church services, for those who wished to attend, a simple salvation from trench life was offered; music, singing, concerts, card games,billiards and refreshments, all small measures of joy in the midst of dangers and hardships and as vital to the continued war effort as bullets and shells. For a packet of woodbines and a cup of tea was restorative ammunition enough for the average British Tommy.

Whizzbangs and Woodbines by J. C. V. Durell was published by Unicorn Press Publishing Group in February 2016. The ISBN for Whizzbangs and Woodbines is 9781910500224.

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Details for Whizzbangs and Woodbines

Page last updated 12th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUnicorn Press Publishing Group (February 2016)
Number of Pages196
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code4373020
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