Knitting for Tommy : Keeping the Great War Soldier Warm, Paperback Book

Knitting for Tommy : Keeping the Great War Soldier Warm Paperback

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During the First World War a knitting craze swept across Britain, as women everywhere wanted to `kit out' their Tommies with socks, mittens, balaclavas, vests, jumpers and all manner of knitwear - some more graciously received than others!

Millions of socks were sent from the home front to the fighting fronts in a bid to wage war on the dreaded `trench foot' and thoughtful knitters would often tuck a love note or simple message into parcels to offer extra cheer to the soldier far from home. `Knitting for Tommy' explores the knitting craze through magazine adverts, postcards, cartoons and photographs of the day, as well as offering a guide to kitting out your own First World War Tommy using original knitting patterns.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 24 Illustrations, color; 93 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780750955966

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Also by Lucinda Gosling In Association With Mary Evans Picture Library