The Tommy of the First World War (Paperback)

Neil R. Storey


The First World War Tommy presents a fascinating overview of the recruitment, training and active service experiences of the British soldier in the Great War, told using their own words, training manuals, regimental journals and contemporary accounts. Profusely illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, documents and specially commissioned photographs of equipment and memorabilia from Neil R. Storey's nationally respected archive, this volume draws on over 25 years of painstaking research, collecting books, paperwork and memorabilia and interviews with veterans. Inspired by the many questions generated by audiences, students and readers, this book provides a great basic reference volume to anyone approaching the subject be they students, military history enthusiasts, family historians or re-enactors wishing to find out, in plain and authoritative text and images, such things as what did the British soldiers of the First World War wear, how was he they equipped, how was he trained and what was life really like in the trenches of the Western Front during the First World War? It also explores the less frequently covered areas of what happened to wounded soldiers, British prisoners of war in enemy hands and demobilization.

Product Details

  • Product code: BGSQJ
  • ISBN: 9781445669878
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 16.7cm x 23.5cm
  • Pages: 64
  • Publish date: 15/08/2017


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