The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 5 giu 2010 - 256 pagine
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Harry Patch, born June 17, 1898, was the last British soldier alive to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. From his vivid memories of an Edwardian childhood, the horror of the Great War and fighting in the mud during the Battle of Passchendaele, working on the home front in the Second World War, and fame in later life as a veteran, The Last Fighting Tommy is the story of an ordinary man's extraordinary life.
 

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I saved this for now as it is the 90th anniversary of the end of WWI. It is amazing how clear Harry's memories are and in what fine fettle he is considering his great age. The most remarkable thing ... Leggi recensione completa

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Victorian Born
15
Edwardian Raised
41
Joining up
55
In the Trenches
68
Passchendaele 1917
85
Wounded
108
Mutiny
127
World War II
162
Growing Older
188
Acknowledgements
230
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Richard van Emden has interviewed over 270 veterans of the Great War and has written widely on the 1914-18 conflict. His previous books include Britain's Last Tommies, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, and the best-selling The Trench. He has visited the Somme and Ypres every year since 1985 and has an expert knowledge of the First World War battlefields. He lives in London.

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