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Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
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Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs (Paperback)

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For the first time ever the soldiers' experiences of the First World War are recorded in their own words and pictures.



Shortly after images of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 found their way into national newspapers in Britain, the military authorities banned the private use of cameras on the Western Front. A considerable number of soldiers continued to use them illicitly to record life and death in the front line trenches.



Including over 250 personal and unpublished photographs, this large-format book gives a new perspective on the war that was not captured by the official photographers who traversed the Western Front.



Combined with extracts from personal diaries and letters written by soldiers and civilians in Britain through each year of the war up until Armistice Day in 1918, The Great War is a remarkable, vivid account of war. It is a stunning portrayal of humanity, at its best, and at its worst.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyHistory & PoliticsMilitary History Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 05/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9781408850299  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard van Emden has interviewed more than 270 veterans of the Great War and has written fifteen books on the subject including The Trench and The Last Fighting Tommy, both of which were top ten bestsellers. He has also worked on more than a dozen television programmes on the First World War, including Prisoners of the Kaiser, Veterans, Britain's Last Tommies, the award-winning Roses of No Man's Land, Britain's Boy Soldiers, A Poem for Harry, War Horse: The Real Story and most recently, Teenage Tommies with Fergal Keane. He lives in London.

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