Wartime Nursery Rhymes: A First World War Collection (Hardback)Nina MacDonald (author)
Hardback 80 Pages / Published: 21/08/2014
- In stock online
"This little pig flew to Margate, And this little pig went too, The first little pig dropped a bomb on the town, And the second dropped another, then flew. But both little pigs were shot in the air, And fell in the ocean blue." This collection of patriotic nursery rhymes, first published in 1918, was designed to instruct British children about wartime conditions: the necessity of rationing, the bravery of wounded soldiers and the villainy of the Kaiser. Now republished for the first time, to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, these amusing, satirical twists on classic nursery rhymes offer a unique insight into a little-known aspect of the War: the experience of children on the Home Front.
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 154 g
Dimensions: 150 x 114 x 12 mm
You may also be interested in...
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at