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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Details
This book, which arrived very quickly, contains fascinating details of the ordinary soldier's life - training, equipment, routines, trench systems, etc. If you had a relative who served on the Western Front in WW1 and want to find out what life warlike for him, then I recommend this.
Published 11 months ago by PT

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that detailed, useful for re-enactors?
A not bad attempt at a single volume covering a lot of topics but treatment of the various topics such as trench feeding is very superficial and much better covered elsewhere. Try, 'Mud, blood and poppycock,' etc

Probably most useful for re-enactors wanting to get webbing just right?

'Tommy Uniform and Kit Manual,' might have been a better title...
Published 3 months ago by FG


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Details, 12 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Great War British Tommy Manual: The British Soldier 1914-18 (All Models) (Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals) (Hardcover)
This book, which arrived very quickly, contains fascinating details of the ordinary soldier's life - training, equipment, routines, trench systems, etc. If you had a relative who served on the Western Front in WW1 and want to find out what life warlike for him, then I recommend this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and nicely presented, 22 Feb 2014
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This book is very concise, but the information doesn't feel too heavy going. It's well laid out and easy to understand. I would recommend this for all ages who are interested in learning about the British in WW1.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good attempt at a wide subject, 7 Dec 2014
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A good attempt at a wide subject.

Concerns mostly what the soldier wore, used and lived in. Using a combination of period photos and re-enactors to show drill specifics etc. the reader can get a good idea of what live was like for the Tommy. Added to these are numerous extracts from the various manuals and handbooks of the time regarding trenches, assault parties etc.

Although it states 1914-18 all models on the front cover, it is the back cover that states that the focus in on the Western Front soldier. So other theatres are not really covered.

This manual covers a lot of topics, though not in any great depth. As a general book on the Western Front Tommy I found it a great companion to the more specific WW1 books, diaries, memoirs that I have.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Present for a soldier who has everything, 8 April 2014
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Love this series having been brought up amongst DIY motor enthusiasts; brilliant piece of out of box marketing and done relly well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A different way of getting WW1 information across, 10 Nov 2014
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Purchased as a present, well printed and a different approach in providing information about The Great War. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WW1, 11 Nov 2014
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Very informative very good for school work
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5.0 out of 5 stars WW1 Book, 17 May 2014
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Great book with heaps of information on World War One period.
Will be very useful for my WW1 family research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Oct 2014
This review is from: Great War British Tommy Manual: The British Soldier 1914-18 (All Models) (Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals) (Hardcover)
Brilliant book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What every Soldier needs in his knapsack!, 9 Sep 2014
This review is from: Great War British Tommy Manual: The British Soldier 1914-18 (All Models) (Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals) (Hardcover)
What a great handbook, just as useful as any of their important car manuals, it contains everything a budding WW1 re-enactor would want to know and more! Superb illustrations which explain everything in detail about the basics a soldier must know!
all except how to duck the bullets!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The nuts and bolts of Tommy Atkins, 21 Aug 2014
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Without training to be a soldier of the First World War, this, like the workshop manual the Haynes Manuals are derived from, lay out your kit. Were I to take a time machine back to the First World War I'd want this in my bag.
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