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5.0 out of 5 stars
A great buy !!, 6 July 2010
'Peter Doyle's book Tommy's War contains a wealth of detail that will delight collector and historian alike. Illustrated with high-quality photographs.Doyle illustrates artifacts that explain the life of the average British 'Tommy' on the Western Front in 1914-1918. Each of the chapters takes the reader through a stage in the life of the soldier in WW1, from recruitment and training through to life in the trenches. The beautifully lit and sharp photographs illustrate, amongst many things, the uniform and personal equipment of the British soldier - his steel helmet, his gas masks, the boots he wore, the weapons he carried, his personal effects. Letters home, mementos of service, battle souvenirs, good luck charms, etc, etc are illustrated, as are the poignant memories of dead soldiers and those wounded'. Each image is accompanied by informative and well-written text. This book is a delight; a must for any WW1 buff!'