Tommy: the British soldier on the Western Front, 1914-1918

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HarperCollins, 2004 - History - 717 pages
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A history of the ordinary British soldier in the First World War. Richard Holmes deploys his skills of historical analysis to tell the human story of the men that comprised the British army.

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Review: Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front

User Review  - Edward Cain - Goodreads

We judge the soldiers on the Western Front by "poems they never read, or cast them in dramas they would never have bothered to watch." It makes their deeds seem alien, and their motives impenetrable ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jerry Smith - Goodreads

I did enjoy this book very much and came away from it with a much greater knowledge of how the British Army was organized and fought in the Great War. It is a long book, and much of the information ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Richard Holmes is the author of Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer; Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage; Shelley: The Pursuit; Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834, which was a 1999 New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a National Book Critics Circle Awards finalist. He lives in England.

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