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Tommy Atkins at War: As Told in His Own Letters
"The English soldier is the best trained soldier in the world. The English soldier's fire is ten thousand times worse than hell. If we could only beat the English it would be well for us, but I am afraid we shall never be able to beat these English devils." This little book is the soldier's story of the war, with all his vivid and intimate impressions of life on the great battlefields of Europe. It is illustrated by passages from his letters, in which he describes not only the grim realities, but the chivalry, humanity and exaltation of battle. For the use of these passages the author is indebted to the courtesy and generosity of the editors of all the leading London and provincial newspapers, to whom he gratefully acknowledges his obligations. I Off to the Front II Sensations under Fire III Humor in the Trenches IV The Man with the Bayonet V Cavalry Exploits VI With the Highlanders VII The Intrepid Irish VIII "A First-Class Fighting Man" IX Officers and Gentlemen X Brothers in Arms XI Atkins and the Enemy XII The War in the Air XIII Tommy and his Rations ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16675
Author: Kilpatrick, James Alexander
Release Date: Sep 8, 2005
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