When Captain Fred Roberts discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916, he decided to publish a satirical magazine called The Wipers Times. Full of gallows humor, The Wipers Times was poignant, subversive & very funny. Produced literally under enemy fire & defying both authority & gas attacks, the magazine proved a huge success with the troops on the western front. It was, above all, a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: The Wipers Times Aired: Sep. 11, 2013
Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, …
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