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    DescriptionA 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 front line 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 Iraq, these letters are the ordinary soldier's testament to life on the front line.

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    Love, Tommy
    Letters Home, from the Great War to the Present Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849087919
    ISBN 10: 1849087911

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    LC classification: DA69.3.A1 R63 2012
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    Illustrations (some col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
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    Author Information
    Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West (which won the International Churchill Society Book Award) and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900 (which won the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Book Award). His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Chuchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. His latest book, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War won the British Army Military Book of the Year for 1010. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a PhD in History from Cambridge University and lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    ``Love, Tommy` is a collection of letters sent home by British and Commonwealth soldiers from the Great War to the present day, and reveals the most intimate details of the lives of soldiers serving on the front line. The letters are compiled by acclaimed military historian Andrew Roberts, in association with Imperial War Museums.` - `The Liverpool Journal `(October 26, 2012) `From a top World War II historian comes a delightful collection of correspondence by British soldiers, sailors, and aviators.` - `The Quarterly Journal of Military History `(Winter 2013) .`..reveals the mindsets of generations of British and Commonwealth servicemen who fought through the two World Wars, the Falklands and in the heat of the Afghan desert...these brief glimpses into the soldiers' hearts and minds at the time of writing exposes the startling similarities between them.` - `Discover Britain Magazine ` .`..provides a collection of original writings gathered by the Imperial War Museum from the last hundred years, revealing the daily lives of soldiers and offering comparisons between the experiences of those fighting different wars. From anecdotes and reflections on experiences to discussions of rations and expressions of love and fear, these capture the hopes, fears and struggles of the universal soldier no matter what the war, and are packed with solid reflections.` - James A. Cox, `The Midwest Book Review `(January 2013)