THE LAST FIGHTING TOMMY : THE LIFE OF HARRY PATCH, LAST VETERAN OF THE TRENCHES, 1898 ' 2009.

Patch, Harry. With Van Emden, Richard.


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Bloomsbury, memorial ed., 2009. Xviii + 238 pp., cold., + b&w photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 15cm. Upper and lower edges of inside flaps (only) of d.j., narrowly trimmed (not affecting any text) ; small owner's label to f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. When Harry Patch celebrated his 111th birthday in June 2009 he was the last British Tommy left alive to have fought in the trenches from the First World War. From his vivid memories of an Edwardian childhood, the horror of the Great War in which he served as a machine-gunner in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and fought in the mud during the Battle of Passchendaele, to his work on the home front in the Second World War and his fame in later life as a veteran, this is the story of an ordinary man's extraordinary life.


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