Cameos of the Western Front: In the Shadow of Hell


Ypres Sector 1914–1918

By: Paul Chapman, Ted Smith
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780850528091
Published: 15th March 2001
RRP / Print Price: £9.95

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Cameos of the Western Front: In the Shadow of Hell

Poperinghe, better known as ‘Pop’ to the troops of the British Army during the Great War, has its place in history due to the Toc H movement which saw its birth in Talbot House there. This book, the second in Paul Chapman’s trilogy, brings to life the town as the troops knew it, a place of ‘rest’ and entertainment, restaurants and ‘theatres’, Hotels and billets, bars and brothels, a place for officers and men to enjoy when out of the line. Although it suffered its share of bombing and shelling, the town was not unduly damaged and is much the same today as it was then, apart from the natural expansion due to modern industry and population growth. Most of the buildings used for troop entertainment and general activities are still there, carrying the same names, with many of them offering the same services, although of a more 'refined' type. Having read this book, Poperinghe will present a totally different aspect to todays visitor.

 




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