Love, Tommy

Letters Home, from the Great War to the Present Day

By Andrew Roberts
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Hardcover, 9781849087919, 255pp.)

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

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A legacy of an empire and a nation at war, Love Tommy, is a collection of letters housed at the Imperial War Museum sent by British and Commonwealth troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from the frontline of war to their loved ones at home. Poignant expressions of love, hope and fear sit alongside amusing anecdotes, grumbles about rations and thoughtful reflections, eloquently revealing how despite the passage of time many experiences of the fighting man are shared in countless wars and battles. From the muddy trenches of the Somme to frozen ground of the Falklands to the heat and dust of Helmand today, these letters are the ordinary soldier's testament to life on the frontline.

About the Author
Andrew Roberts is the author of "Masters and Commanders" and "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900". His other books include "Napoleon and Wellington", "Eminent Churchillians", and "Salisbury", which won the Wolfson History Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a PhD in history from Cambridge University and writes regularly for "The Wall Street Journal" and "The Daily Beast". He lives in New York City.
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