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Remembering Tommy

The British Soldier in the First World War

By (author) Chris Foster, Peter Doyle
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 12th Oct 2018
Dimensions: w 246mm h 224mm d 15mm
Weight: 896g
ISBN-10: 0750981466
ISBN-13: 9780750981460
Barcode No: 9780750981460
The British soldier of the Great War has been depicted in many books. Invariably, a pen picture paints him as stoic, joining the army in a wave of patriotic fervour, and destined to serve four years on the Western Front in some of the most costly battles in history. Yet often the picture is difficult to resolve for the reader. How did the soldier live, where did he sleep? What was it like to go over the top, and when he did, what did he carry with him? For many, the idea of trench life is hazy, and usually involves `drowning in mud', in, as one writer put it, `the pitiless misery' of Passchendaele. Remembering Tommy pays tribute to the real British soldier of the Great War. In stunning images of uniforms, equipment and ephemera, it conjures the atmosphere of the trenches through the belongings of the soldiers themselves - allowing us almost to reach out and touch history.

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This is a beautifully illustrated and highly detailed book, well worth reading if you are going to the battlefields for commemorations or are just interested in the very tough life of a WW1 soldier. * The Cultural Voyager *