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Don't You Know There's a War On? by Nigel Rees
  

Don't You Know There's a War On?

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In dictionary format; presenting the history and facts behind some of the most famous wartime words and phrases. These were World Wars so the origins discussed are multi-national giving some intriguing insights into German, French and Japanese slogans in particular. Great for word lovers of course, but it’s also an invaluable reference to keep on hand for when a history book throws up the unexpected.

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Synopsis

Don't You Know There's a War On? by Nigel Rees

Nigel Rees presents a nostalgic and witty guide to wartime catchphrases, from the now ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' to lesser-known gems such as 'lions led by donkeys'. Following his hugely popular survey of domestic sayings, More Tea Vicar?, Rees returns with a examination of the catchphrases that saw us through wartime Britain and are still relevant in times of crisis today. Including domestic phrases of the time, propaganda, and slang developed by soldiers abroad, the book describes the provenance and notable uses of familiar phrases that we tend to trot out unthinkingly as a way of dealing with life's little difficulties and embarrassments.

About the Author

Nigel Rees is an outstanding author whose many books have mostly been concerned with the popular use of the English language and especially the humour that derives from it. As a broadcaster, he is best known as deviser and presenter of BBC Radio's Quote...Unquote programme, which has been delighting audiences for over 25 years.

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Publication date

7th July 2011

Author

Nigel Rees

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Publisher

Batsford Ltd an imprint of Anova Books

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
The Real World
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Second World War
Dictionaries of quotations
Humour collections & anthologies

ISBN

9781906388997

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