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TOMMY: THE BRITISH SOLDIER ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918 by Richard Holmes - First - 2004 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 954)

TOMMY: THE BRITISH SOLDIER ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918

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TOMMY: THE BRITISH SOLDIER ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918

by Richard Holmes

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Very Good
ISBN 10
0007137516
ISBN 13
9780007137510
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About This Item

This is a first edition (UK, not US) of Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front 1914-1918. It is superb and important book that tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it.

Of the six million men who served in the British army, nearly one million lost their lives and over two million were wounded. This is the story of these men – epitomized by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins. Using previously unseen letters, diaries, memoirs and poetry from the years 1914-1918, Richard Holmes paints a moving picture of the generation that fought and died in the mud of Flanders. He follows men whose mental health was forever destroyed by shell shock, women who lost husbands and brothers in the same afternoon and those who wrote at lunchtime and died before tea. Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, this book tells the real story of trench warfare, the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the individuals behind an epic event, and their legacy. It is an emotional and unforgettable masterpiece from one of our most important historians.

The dust jacket is dappled and has some shelfwear, as shown.The inside is perfect.

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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
954
Title
TOMMY: THE BRITISH SOLDIER ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918
Author
Richard Holmes
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0007137516
ISBN 13
9780007137510
Publisher
HarperCollins
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
2004
Pages
717
Keywords
World War I, British Army, Flanders
Bookseller catalogs
War Stories; Military History; British History; World History; Biography, Autobiography, True Stories;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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