The Wipers Times

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The Wipers Times

Post by DMB » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:28 am

I first got to know about this because I saw a semi-fictional BBC programme about it a couple of years ago. It is a most extraordinary story of keeping satire alive under horrific conditions.

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Here's the story of the real thing:

(Wikipedia)The Wipers Times

See also this

and this

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Post by Tharmas » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:07 pm

I didn't know about the Wipers Times. Thanks for posting.

Oddly enough, though, I did know about Bruce Bairnsfather. I stumbled across a very used collection of his cartoons at about age twelve, and they've stayed with me ever since.

I recommend scrolling down in the link to the brief cartoon roll and having a look at the few they reproduce. Bairnsfather is where I discovered black humor.

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