Britain’s Last Tommies: Final Memories from Soldiers of the 1914-18 War - In Their Own Words

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On the centenary of the Great War, there are now no longer any veterans alive of the six million men who served on the Western Front. Although this means that the Great War as a living history is to all intents and purposes over, the twenty years Richard van Emden spent interviewing and carefully recording the memories of over 270 veterans, makes this extraordinary collection of stories even more poignant.

As well as stories told by the veterans themselves, Richard has also included his own memories of these remarkable men: the remarkable, the sad, the funny, the moving. The book also features an outstanding collection of photographs taken of the veterans as soldiers during the war, together with recent images of almost all of them, taken at home, back on the Western Front or at the final veterans' reunion.

Britain's Last Tommies is the author’s personal tribute to a unique list of veterans, all of whom individually held the poignant title of being the last Gallipoli veteran, the last Royal Flying Corps veteran, the last Distinguished Conduct Medal holder, the last cavalryman and the last Prisoner of War.
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Richard van Enden has written a number of highly successful books about the First World War, largely based on oral history. His books include: Veterans, the Last Survivors of the Great War, 1998. Prisoners of the Kaiser, 2000, The Trench (accompanying the BBC2 series, 2001), All Quiet on the Home Front, 2003, Boy Soldiers, 2005 (to accompany Channel 4 documentary 'Britain's Boy Soldiers'). His latest Tommies is to be published by Pen and Sword in Autumn 2005.

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"Richard Van Emden spent 20 years interviewing over 270 First World War veterans. As well as their memories of the war, he includes his own reflection from getting to know these men - the sad, the funny and the poignant." (WDYTYA? Magazine)

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