Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the treadOf the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
If I were a Tommy I would have pronounced Ypres as Wipers also, and I pronounce it that way now anyway. I do not speak French and rebel at trying for the correct pronunciation. It is unsophisticated I know, I never thought of myself as being a darling of the Paris salons.
What is known about who was behind this material? This would have been subject to the US's Sedition statutes if it had been published here; from what I have been reading Uncle Sam vigorously and successfully prosecuted these cases. Many were incarcerated under the law in this country; I am not familiar how it went in the UK. Very cleverly written especially considering the UK censorship of news from the front. Perhaps returning troopers telling their stories?PS D. Haig, President....great!