Songs and slang of the British Soldier

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Selected by Diana Manipud, Archives Assistant The increased contact between soldiers from different countries and social classes in the war zones saw the exchange of language and words encourage a growth of slang expressions that were created. Songs and Slang … Continue reading

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Selected by Geoff Browell, Senior Archives Services Manager Two photographs showing Senegalese Tirailleurs: the French mobilised some 200,000 colonial infantry from West Africa throughout the course of the war; their numbers rose sharply after 1916 in order to replace heavy … Continue reading