A Brummie Boy Goes to War (Hardback)Andrew Norman (author)
Hardback Published: 21/06/2011
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Thomas Waldin, a 19-year-old from a working class area of Birmingham in the English Midlands, volunteered for the British Army in the spring of 1915, and was sent to Ypres to fight on the Western Front. However, after only six months in the trenches, his luck ran out when he was blown up by shellfire. He was taken to hospital, where his wounds were adjudged to be so serious that he was left for dead. However, he refused to die and survived, terribly wounded and blinded in both eyes. When despair threatened to overwhelm him, he was thrown a lifeline by Arthur Pearson, who offered him a place at St Dunstan
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
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