Tommy Goes To War/Malcolm Brown. Tempus Publishing. Softcover.2001. Out of print. Condition: As new. ISBN 0752423037
Malcolm Brown’s book conveys the spirit of the British soldier, commonly referred to as Tommy, with first-hand accounts taken from uncensored letters and diaries. The eloquence and humanity of the British soldier shine through, and the work stands as a moving tribute to a lost and noble generation.
Yet war is a time of contradictions, and alongside the image of the “noble Tommy” we are presented with forthright critisisms of the British command and, more disturbingly, a taste of the blood-lust that was awakened in these unlikely warriors.