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From the Trenches: World War I Satirical Newspaper Gets Screen Time

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August 1914 marks the centenary of the start of World War I for European nations. There has so far been a lack of film industry involvement around the event, but one British movie has gone into production. Though set in a part of Flanders where there was ferocious fighting, the subject isn’t combat but the survival of truth and creativity in the face of carnage.

Ben Chaplin and Monty Python’s Michael Palin have been cast as the leads in “The Wipers Times,” which is about the publication of the most famous of the satirical “trench newspapers” produced by British soldiers. Read the full article here

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