The Last Fighting Tommy
On 17 June 2009, Harry Patch celebrated his 111th birthday. At the time, he was the last living British Tommy who had fought in the trenches during the First World War. Today, that direct link with the past has gone. From his vivid memories of an Edwardian childhood, through the horrors of the Battle of Passchendaele, to 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. As we mark one hundred years since the beginning of the Great War, this powerful account of a life defined by those four devastating years remains as important and relevant as ever.
|Название книги||The Last Fighting Tommy|