Pitshanger Pictures - The Wipers Times (PG) 95 mins | St Barnabas Ealing
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Pitshanger Pictures - The Wipers Times (PG) 95 mins

10
NOV

Date Saturday, 10 November 2018 20:00
Location
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QG
Contributor
Ian Hamerton
Price
£8/£6 (under 16) (includes a drink and a snack)

In the bombed-out ruins of Ypres in 1916, Captain Fred Roberts and Lieutenant Jack Pearson discovered a printing press. They used it to produce The Wipers Times a humorous, satirical and subversive trench newspaper which proved hugely popular with soldiers - though not entirely with their superior officers. Braving constant bombardment and bitter fighting, The Wipers Times survived the Somme and made it through to the end of the war. Roberts and Pearson were highly decorated - yet were unrecognised in their lifetime. The Wipers Times is a story of the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. The Wipers Times is written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. The Telegraph said: "It was a wonderful tale waiting to be retold"; The Daily mail "An extraordinary true story...Funny, sad, and parculiliarly British". "And told with an affectionate twinkle. Lovely." The Guardian

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