The Wipers Times (2013)

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 - "Wipers" being army slang for Ypres. Full of gallows humour, The Wipers Times was poignant, subversive and very funny. Produced literally under enemy fire and defying both authority and 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. In his spare time, Roberts also managed to win the Military Cross for gallantry.

Directing:
  • Andy De Emmony

Writing:
  • Nick Newman
  • Ian Hislop

Stars:
Release Date: 2013-09-11
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90
Ben Daniels
Ben Daniels
Lieutenant Colonel Howfield
Ben Chaplin
Ben Chaplin
Roberts
Patrick Fitzsymons
Patrick Fitzs...
Deputy Features Editor
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Julian Rhind-...
Pearson
Steve Oram
Steve Oram
Sergeant Harris
Josh O'Connor
Josh O'Connor
Dodd
Hugh Skinner
Hugh Skinner
Barnes
Michael Palin
Michael Palin
General Mitford
Emilia Fox
Emilia Fox
Kate Roberts
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