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Charlie Chaplin's Army - The Journal of William Henry Thompson

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This journal from the First World War is a very rare record of the experiences of a member of a Labour Battalion in the British Army, and of the events in Belgium and France as he lived through them. William Henry Thompson of Cottingham near Hull describes his journal as a 'rough sketch of my experiences', but it is a vivid, detailed account of his daily life from 1915, when he registered in the Army, until 1919, when he was discharged on grounds of ill-health. The title 'Charlie Chaplin's Army' is a quote from the journal. It is one of the many disparaging names given to members of the Labour Battalions by front-line soldiers.

Total of 121 pages 15 x 23 cm approx. plus both timeline and index plus 51 images both colour and black and white. Excellent Content.

Edited by Katrin McClure. Published by Cottingham Local History Society and Shaun Tyas 2017

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