This study looks at how he experience of the First World War changed the English language, adding words that were both in slang and standard military use, and modifying the usage and connotations of existing words and phrases.
Peter Doyle is a military historian specializing in the role of terrain in warfare. He is a visiting professor at University College London, and is cosecretary of the All Party Parliamentary War Heritage Group. Julian Walker is an artist and writer. He works with the Learning Department at the British Library, where he leads workshops on language, literature, art, history, and printing. He is the author of Discovering Words and Evolving English Explored.