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[Atkins, Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier.

[Atkins, Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier.

[Atkins, Tommy] Laffin, John. Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier. London, Cassell & Company Ltd., 1966. 15 cm x 22 cm. XX, 235 pages. Illustrated throughout. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Former Library Copy (Withdrawn). Shelf and ownership marks on endpapers and dustjacket, otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: The Paradox of Tommy Atkins / 1642-1700 The New Model Army and Its Influence / 1702-42 Marlborough’s Men / 1743-70 Battles Glorious, Health Notorious / 1800-8 ‘These Are Defects but He Is a Valuable Soldier’ / 1808-15 (2) Heroes at Albuhera; Hoodlums at Badajoz / 1815-59 (2) The Sarah Sands; The Crimea; The Mutiny / 1900-18 (2) Bloodbath for the Zealous Volunteers / 1918-45 (1) The In-Between Years / 1939-45 (2) Seven Actions of World War II etc.

Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is slang for a common soldier in the British Army. It was certainly well established during the nineteenth century, but is particularly associated with World War I. It can be used as a term of reference, or as a form of address. German soldiers would call out to “Tommy” across no man’s land if they wished to speak to a British soldier. French and Commonwealth troops would also call British soldiers “Tommies”. In more recent times, the term Tommy Atkins has been used less frequently, although the name “Tom” is occasionally still heard, especially with regard to paratroopers. (Wikipedia)

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[Atkins, Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier.
[Atkins, Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier.