The Wipers Times


Genre: War

About: The moving picture The Wipers Times was first seen in the cinemas in 2013. Categorized as war. will take you a total of minutes of watch time. 123Movies provied links and subtitles where you can watch it in HD for free.

Plot: Just after World War I, Captain Fred Roberts (Ben Chaplin) goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, he discovered a printing press in working order. Helped by ex-printer Sergeant Harris (Steve Oram) and with his friend Jack Pearson (Julian Rhind-Tutt) as his assistant, he sets up the Wipers Times--the name coming from the soldiers' pronunciation of the town Ypres. Despite disapproval from officious Lieutenant Colonel Howfield (Ben Daniels), but with backing from sympathetic General Mitford (Sir Michael Palin), they produce 23 issues of a satirical magazine (its articles represented on-screen in black-and-white) which boosts morale and even gets mentioned in the Tatler. The press is destroyed by a German shell, but another is found and the paper's title changed to fit in with wherever the regiment is deployed. Pearson and Roberts are awarded gallantry medals, but when the sub-editor offers Roberts only the job of crossword compiler, Roberts moves to Canada as a prospector, while Pearson marries and opens a hotel in Argentina. Both survived into the 1960s. Read More