100 years Wipers Times
The most celebrated trench newspaper of the First World War emerged in February 1916 from the ruins of Ypres (“Wipers”), Flanders Fields. Fizzing with satirical humour, over its 23 issues, The Wipers Times vividly brought to life the human side of the front line. It would turn out to have immeasurable value for the morale of the soldiers.
Today, 100 years after the first edition, The Wipers Times remains an extraordinary testament of the resilience of humanity in the most traumatic circumstances. To mark the occasion, we will release a series of films featuring Ian Hislop (producer of the 2013 BBC drama “Wipers Times”) and Nick Roberts (grandson of Captain Fred Roberts, editor of the original “Wipers Times”). Click here to watch the full version.