The British Tommy 1914-18
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British Tommy 1914-18 by Martin Pegler
Book DescriptionWorld War I (1914-1918) was a watershed in British military and social history, and even now the repercussions can still be felt. No town or village in the British Isles escaped casualty, and the creative genius of a generation was wiped out, at an incalculable loss to society. This book looks in detail at how the British soldier lived, fought and died during the traumatic war years. Enlistment, training and all aspects of life on active service are carefully examined, including discipline, relaxation and even the type and quality of food that soldiers ate. The analysis of the British infantryman's experience is greatly aided by the memories of old soldiers, which provide an interesting and often vivid account of life on the Western Front.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855325418
(255mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Martin Pegler
Martin Pegler was born in 1954 and educated at Hampton School and London University. He is a Senior Curator of weapons at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds; his hobbies include shooting historic firearms and touring Europe by motorcycle. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife and two cats.
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