Soldiers -- Humor
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
A section of the underwood collection that contains, typed script, handwritten notes, photocopied newspapers and articles and correspondence. Throughout the collection are featured ‘jokes’, and the articles either chronicle instances of pranking or use colloquialisms or sayings that contribute the what the overall collection is trying to demonstrate. The date range of the content is c. 1918-1947.
A section of the Underwood collection that contains photocopies of handwritten profiles of soldiers and women, general handwritten notes, vocabulary lists, newspapers and articles and correspondence. Demonstrates how soldiers described one another and the language that was developed between them. The date range of the content is c. 1861-1948 (concentrated towards the end of that range).
A section of the Underwood collection that contains photocopied newspapers and articles, a manuscript titled ‘They Had A Word For it’ by Underwood, handwritten notes, glossaries of war time slang and correspondence. Includes various expressions used in the military as well as discussion around their significance. The date range of the content is c. 1943-1964.
A collection of photocopied newspaper clippings from 1918/1919 editions of ‘The Stars and Stripes’. The focal points are the cartoon sections that satirise WWI weaponry and daily tasks. The later editions also depict scenarios of soldiers returning home and what happens when they reconnect with their families. The specific date range is April 5, 1918 to January 24, 1919.
Contains two photocopies of the mimeographed lyrics as part of the Memorandum of H. L. Goodwin. Song titles include ‘Gee But I Wanna Go Home!’, ‘Raider Battalion’, ‘Fuck ‘Em All’, ‘Gor Blimey’, ‘Roll Your Leg Over’, ‘Damn, Damn, Damn, Samoa!’ , ‘Let’s Remember Pua Pua’, ‘I Want a Life!’ and ‘The Mortar Man’s Song’. The introduction note to the Memorandum is dated August 12, 1943.