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The British Soldier of the First World War

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Peter Doyle explores the life of the average British 'Tommy' of the Great War, in battle and at rest, in training, and on his return home. Illustrated with evocative images of the war, and items of the soldier's kit, it provides answers to the question: what was it like to be a soldier in the First World War?

The familiar pictures of the First World War show soldiers in their trenches: hellish images of mud. But there are other dimensions not depicted by these frightening representations of battle: the mundane everyday routine, the clothing, food, and the fact that much of the soldier\'s life was spent away from the Front. This book explores the life of the average British \'Tommy\' of the Great War, in battle and at rest, in training, and on his return home. Illustrated with evocative images of the war, and items of the soldier\'s kit, it provides answers to the question: what was it like to be a soldier in the First World War? By Peter Doyle