What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918

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What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918 by Peter Doyle
Ebook $7.99

Mar 18, 2014 | 120 Pages

  • Ebook $7.99

    Mar 18, 2014 | 120 Pages


“‘Tommy Atkins,’ as the British public nicknamed the men who went to war, was burdened with around 60 pounds of extra clothing, weapons, ammunition, and cleaning supplies. After a pithy introduction that describes the British World War I uniform over time and in various climates, a spread per item (one full-page photo opposite descriptive text) in this small book catalogs Tommy’s belongings. They range from military supply such as paybooks and medals to keepsakes that comforted the inexperienced combatants—only around 400,000 of the four million were peacetime soldiers—so far from home. Well researched, absorbing, and affecting.” —Henrietta Verma, Library Journal

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