Tommy
The British Soldier on the Western Front
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The first history of World War I to place centre-stage the British soldier who fought in the trenches, this superb and important book tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it. Of the six million men who served in the British army, nearly one million lost their lives and over two million were wounded. This is the story of these men - epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins - and the women they left behind. Using previously unseen letters, diaries, memoirs and poetry from the years 1914-1918, Richard Holmes paints a moving picture of the generation that fought and died in the mud of Flanders. He follows men whose mental health was forever destroyed by shell shock, women who lost husbands and brothers in the same afternoon and those who wrote at lunchtime and died before tea. Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, this book tells the real story of trench warfare, the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the individuals behind an epic event, and their legacy. It is an emotional and unforgettable masterpiece from one of our most important historians.

The first history of World War I to place centre-stage the British soldier who fought in the trenches, this superb and important book tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it.

Of the six million men who served in the British army, nearly one million lost their lives and over two million were wounded. This is the story of these men – epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins – and the women they left behind.

Using previously unseen letters, diaries, memoirs and poetry from the years 1914-1918, Richard Holmes paints a moving picture of the generation that fought and died in the mud of Flanders. He follows men whose mental health was forever destroyed by shell shock, women who lost husbands and brothers in the same afternoon and those who wrote at lunchtime and died before tea.

Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, this book tells the real story of trench warfare, the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the individuals behind an epic event, and their legacy. It is an emotional and unforgettable masterpiece from one of our most important historians.

AuthorRichard Holmes
BindingPaperback
EAN9780007137527
EditionRevised ed.
ISBN0007137524
Height780 mm
Length510 mm
Width140 mm
Weight130 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages752
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2005-03-07
PublisherHarper Perennial
StudioHarper Perennial
Sales Rank637352

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  • The author associated with Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is Richard Holmes.
  • The EAN for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 9780007137527.
  • The edition for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is Revised ed..
  • The ISBN for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 0007137524.
  • The height for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 780 mm.
  • The length for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 510 mm.
  • The width for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 140 mm.
  • The weight for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 130 g.
  • The language for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is English.
  • The binding of Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is Paperback.
  • The number of items for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 1.
  • The number of pages for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front are 752.
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  • The publication date for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 2005-03-07.
  • The publisher for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is Harper Perennial.
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  • The sales rank for Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front is 637352.