Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, UK, funded by AHRC Northern Bridge. She is studying the use of humour in British First World War literature – covering poetry, plays, trench newspapers, and memoir – and hopes to expand her focus to American literature in her post-doctoral work. She came to Newcastle after completing an MSc at the University of Edinburgh and a BA at the University of Cambridge.

‘Here is the secret. He is – “The Growler”’: a Northumberland Fusiliers Trench Newspaper

Between January 1915 and July 1916 ten issues of a trench newspaper called The Growler circulated, initially amidst some mystery, through the ranks of the Sixteenth Service Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. The anonymously written first issue was ‘sprung’ upon them, according … Continue reading

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