Christopher Moore

@GreatWarBooks

From Ammo to Zig-Zag, the trench lingo of life at the front during the Great War 1914 - 1918 as seen through Captain Cartwright's sardonic letters home.

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'The movies' - searchlights, for illuminating No Man's Land. Films were 'the flicks'. With the padre on piano.

'Conk out'-to break down, especially of motor transport. See also, prang, scratch out.#IWM

'Iron ration'- emergency scran. A tin of bully;tea;sugar;dog biscuits. Also, the regimental mascot.

1ww 'sculpture' from battlefield scrap, dixmuide, flanders. #ww1

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