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This review is from: The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, the Only Surviving Veteran of the Trenches (Hardcover)
Just so you know, this is my first ever review on Amazon.co.uk, so bear with me.
I've read all of Van Emden's books, everything from Tickled To Death To Go, to Last Man Standing, up to The Last Fighting Tommy. This book is probably the most personal account on a soldier/veteran's life that have ever come out from the Great War.
For those looking for an soldier's account during his time at the Western Front, read Last Man Standing (which is a brilliant book throughout).
If you're looking for one veteran's account, his whole life, how war changed his life, collected in one book, get this one.
"When they launched the Somerset Poppy Appeal, they had a great big cannon that shot the poppies out of the muzzle. Of course everybody jumped in shock, but Harry didn't stir a muscle. He just said, 'You haven't heard the guns like I have.'"
Also, make sure you pick up his other book, 'Famous' when it's availible for sale.