Remembering Tommy: The British Soldier in the First World War

Remembering Tommy: The British Soldier in the First World War

Peter Doyle, Chris Foster


The British soldier of World battle I has been depicted in lots of books. continuously, a pen photo paints him as stoic, becoming a member of the military in a wave of patriotic fervor, and destined to serve 4 years at the Western entrance in probably the most high priced battles in heritage. but usually the image is tough to unravel for the reader. How did the soldier stay, the place did he sleep? What used to be it prefer to cross excessive, and while he did, what did he hold with him? for lots of, the belief of trench existence is hazy, and typically consists of "drowning in mud," in, as one author placed it, "the pitiless distress" of Passchendaele. Remembering Tommy will pay tribute to the genuine existence British soldier of the good conflict. In gorgeous new photographs of uniforms, apparatus and ephemera, it conjures the ambience of the trenches throughout the assets of the warriors themselves—allowing us to just about achieve out and contact heritage.

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