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Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front

Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front

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by Richard Holmes
     
 

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Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, Tommy is the first history of World War I to place the British soldier who fought in the trenches centre-stage.Tommy tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it. Epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins, Richard Holmes portrays the strength and fallibility

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Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, Tommy is the first history of World War I to place the British soldier who fought in the trenches centre-stage.Tommy tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it. Epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins, Richard Holmes portrays the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the individuals behind the epic conflict, and their legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007383481
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/21/2011
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
458,273
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Holmes was one of Britain’s most distinguished and eminent military historians and broadcasters. He was the author of many best-selling and widely acclaimed books including Redcoat, Tommy, Marlborough and Wellington, and famous for his BBC series. He served in the Territorial Army, and was Colonel of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment from 1999 to 2007. Richard Holmes died suddenly in April 2011 from pneumonia. He had been suffering from non-Hodgkins’ Lymphoma.

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