Tommy Atkins : The Story of the English Soldier
Tommy Atkins is the English soldier, who joking broke the cavalry of France at Minden, who singing marched with the Great Duke of the Danube, who grumbling shattered Napoleon's dream at Waterloo, who sweating in his red coat tramped back and forth across Indis, who kept his six-rounds-to-the-minute at Mons, and who died in the mud at Passchendaele, the sands of the Western Desert, and the jungles of Burma. If his name has been eclipsed by his more illustrious commanders - Cromwell, Marlborough, Moore, Wolfe, Wellington, Allenby, Slim - they at least will accord him his rightful place beside them. They knew his worth. Tommy Atkins is his story - the story of this most versatile, most adaptable, most unmilitary soldier.
- Electronic book text
- 11 Jul 2016
- The History Press Ltd
- United Kingdom