Tommy – a World War I soldier's story

World War I
ISBN 1-84683-026-5
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by Thomas A Crawford
Experiences of a typical British soldier in the Durham Light Infantry during the Great War 1914/18

A highly commendable first-hand account of World War One that will be of particular interest to anyone who has a relative who served in the Durham Light Infantry during the First World War.

Tommy Crawford’s story may not be unique, but he tells it in such a powerful manner that he brings the events he describes vividly to life. He recalls not only the grim realities of war but also the pride and comradeship he found in the Army, which made him reluctant to re-join Civvy Street.

The poems that appear at various points are reminiscent of Kipling in the way they express the sentiments of the ordinary soldier.

This book is as much a piece of social history as it is an autobiography, revealing the attitudes of servicemen and the civilian population to the Great War and also serving as a poignant memorial to the many men of the Durham Light Infantry who did not return.

Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cover artwork by Neil Simone

details softback | 140 x 205mm | 260 pages text plus photos
genre military memoir
readership all ages