What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918
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What Tommy Took To War tells sobering, fascinating stories that bring the ordinary Tommy's experiences back to life with poignant immediacy. With striking original photography by Chris Foster and expert text from noted historian Peter Doyle, it looks in detail at fifty objects that Tommy would have had in his kit and which would have accompanied, equipped and comforted him during his wartime ordeals: official uniform, training manual, cigarettes, good-luck charms, sweethearts' letters, foreign phrasebook and myriad others. Together, these artefacts give us a serious and informative, yet touching and even occasionally amusing, picture of the ordinary soldier's experience of the First World War.
About the Author
Peter Doyle is a scientist, military histoian and author. His previous books for Shire include The British Soldier of the First World War, and First World War Britain.
Date Published 10th February 2014
Size: 14.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm (Hardback)
Author: Doyle, Peter
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