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The lost tommies, Ross Coulthart

Label
The lost tommies
Title
The lost tommies
Statement of responsibility
Ross Coulthart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'Lost Tommies' brings together stunning never-before-seen images of Western Front tommies and their amazing stories in a beautiful collection that is part thriller, part family history and part national archive.
  • 'These photographs rank up there with one of the most important discoveries from the First World War' Ashley Ekins, head of Military History, Australian War Memorial 'A wonderfully produced book with exceptional images' Richard Van Emden, bestselling author of The Last Fighting Tommy 'The most heavenly book' Jilly Cooper
Biographical or historical data
Ross Coulthart, is an investigative journalist for Australian news and current affairs program 60 Minutes on Channel Nine. He is also a best-selling author of three books, including 'Lost Diggers'. He lives in Australia.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
940.41241
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
'Lost Tommies' brings together stunning never-before-seen images of Western Front tommies and their amazing stories in a beautiful collection that is part thriller, part family history and part national archive. For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines - as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Here, one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of offering portrait photographs. A century later, his stunning images were discovered, abandoned, in a farm house. Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, the photographs enabled soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones at home. In 'Lost Tommies', this collection covers many of the significant aspects of British involvement on the Western Front, from military life to the friendships and bonds formed between the soldiers and civilians. With servicemen from around the world these faces are gathered together for what would become the front line of the Battle of the Somme. Beautifully reproduced, it is a unique collection and a magnificent memorial
Target audience
general
Label
The lost tommies, Ross Coulthart
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780008103316
Dimensions
30x30 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780008103316
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

    • Paddington LibraryBorrow it
      Porchester Road, London, W2 5DU, GB
      51.5174517 -0.1883835
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