War's Brighter Side; The Story of the Friend Newspaper, Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900 (2020)

War's Brighter Side; The Story of the Friend Newspaper, Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900 Julian Ralph War s Brighter Side The Story of the Friend Newspaper Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts s Forces March April Not indexed Not illustrated Excerpt CHAPTER IX Oh How Good t Was All Ranks join our Corps of Contributors and the Paper Sparkles Generals colonels majors captains subalterns privates war corr
  • Title: War's Brighter Side; The Story of the Friend Newspaper, Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900
  • Author: Julian Ralph
  • ISBN: 9780217969642
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
War's Brighter Side; The Story of the Friend Newspaper, Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900 Julian Ralph Not indexed Not illustrated Excerpt CHAPTER IX Oh, How Good 1t Was All Ranks join our Corps of Contributors, and the Paper Sparkles Generals, colonels, majors, captains, subalterns, privates, war correspondents who had not connected themselves with our venture, naval officers all ranks and all sorts, suddenly rushed to our support, in consequence of my wail forNot indexed Not illustrated Excerpt CHAPTER IX Oh, How Good 1t Was All Ranks join our Corps of Contributors, and the Paper Sparkles Generals, colonels, majors, captains, subalterns, privates, war correspondents who had not connected themselves with our venture, naval officers all ranks and all sorts, suddenly rushed to our support, in consequence of my wail for help, and The Fr1end took on an interest greater, I truly think, than that of any newspaper then published in the language Its circulation rose among the thousands where the largest daily distribution had been only 400 copies before the war We numbered the paper of March 24th No 6, though it was in reality the eighth copy we had published, six being the number since we had enlarged it to its final size I marvel at our success as I look back upon this number Sir William Nicholson, K.C.B wrote an appreciation of the character, life, and work of the late Sir William Lockhart General Sir Henry E Colvile sent us a double acrostic, which the Dutch ones among our eccentric compositors ruined so far beyond repair that it would not be just to reproduce its mangled remains Mr Lionel James, who had come over from the Natal side to further distinguish the staff of the Times, wrote upon the death of our gifted colleague, George W Steevens Rudyard Kipling contributed to this number the first of his delicious Fables for the Staff a distinguished officer who shall remain nameless in this connection, contributed an article on Beards in War and Mr Gwynne began a series of letters entitled Is the Art of War Revolutionised written solely to interest the Army and spur its thinking men to respond Mr H Prevost Battersby, of the London Morning Post, was another distinguished contributor to this number Mr Kipling now bec
War's Brighter Side; The Story of the Friend Newspaper, Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900 Julian Ralph

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One thought on “War's Brighter Side; The Story of the Friend Newspaper, Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900

  1. Jekyvsk

    Little gem of a book collecting the issues of The Friend, a small newspaper published by a few Boer War correspondents for the soldiers of Lord Roberts s forces Rather than the usual war history of battles won and lost and political maneuvering, the newspaper was a way for the correspondents and soldiers writing in to poke fun at the Boer enemy and the absurdities of Army life and twist their frustrations into humor The papers show what happened behind the scenes in the war, the little disgraces [...]

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