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Tommy at War
Author: John Sadler

ISBN: 9781849545143
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 9 May 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1 x 4.0
In 2014 we mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, arguably the definitive conflict in the history of Europe. Future generations will not be able to hear the voices of those who served in this titanic struggle.

John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville have unlocked personal memories and reflections from those who passed through the ordeal, voices that speak eloquently and poignantly of the horror and suffering but also of the comradeship, exhilaration and adventure of the Western Front. These are voices which have lain dormant, unheard for decades.

Eyewitnesses take the reader on a remarkable and emotive journey through the experience of war, in the front line and behind, men and women from every class and background whose unique testimony demands to be heard. Tommy Atkins, the descendant of Henry V's archers and Wellington's Redcoats, comprised the regular soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force, the 'Old Contemptibles', the new Territorials and, in very considerable numbers the new Kitchener battalions.

Never in history has such a great swell of popular sentiment produced such a patriotic rush. Young men came from all walks of life ...

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