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 1914-1918

User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

Love this book and took it with me to battlefield tour of WWI in 2009. Whilst at Auchonvillers in France had the great pleasure to meet Richard Holmes and he signed my copy of Tommy. Read full review

Review: Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front 1914-1918

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Interesting and involved effort to get into the heads and experiences of any and all Tommy's in any and all stages of the Western Front. In that way it fails, but only for not being twice as long ... Read full review

Contents

Zero Hour
3
Switzerland to the Sea
13
The Ebb and Flow of Battle
25
Copyright

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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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