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Author Serdiville, Rosie, author.

Title Tommies : the British Army in the trenches / Rosie Serdiville and John Sadler.

Publication Info. Oxford ; Philadelphia : Casemate, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (156 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Casemate short history
Casemate short history.
Summary British soldiers have been known as Tommies for centuries, but the name is particularly associated with the British soldier in World War I. In 1914, a small professional force of British soldiers crossed the Channel to aid the French. It soon became apparent that the war would be protracted, and a vast drive for volunteer soldiers began. By 1918 the army was transformed, fielding 5.5 million men on the Western Front alone. These Tommies were fighting an entirely new type of war, living and dying in vast trench systems, threatened by death from the air or by gas attack as well as by rifle or bayonet. This book explores the development of the 'Tommy', and his experience of war.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Great Britain. Army -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Sadler, John, author.
Other Form: Print version: Serdiville, Rosie Tommies : the British Army in the trenches. Oxford ; Philadelphia : Casemate, 2017 156 pages Casemate short history. 9781612004846 (DLC) 2017279285
ISBN 9781612004846
9781612004853 (e-book)

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