Remembering Tommy (Heftet)

The British Soldier in the First World War



Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2018
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: The History Press Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780750981460
Omtale Remembering Tommy
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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