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Old 16-01-21, 11:34 AM
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just a heads up on a superb book I have just purchased - The Lost Tommies. large book packed with superb high definition photos. A few for sale on ebay and I highly recommend it. Photos are previously unseen and were found in a metal chest in French farmhouse several years ago.

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BBC "One Show" website has lots of background information.

"The photographs were taken by a French couple, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier during the First World War and are a fantastic and very natural collection of portraits of Allied soldiers who were billeted in the village when they were away from the trenches."

"What makes the pictures all the more powerful is that the village of Vignacourt was a days march from the frontline that would be the centre of the Battle of the Somme, so a lot of the men who had their photos taken would have died weeks or even days later. "

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Hi All,

just a heads up on a superb book I have just purchased - The Lost Tommies. large book packed with superb high definition photos. A few for sale on ebay and I highly recommend it. Photos are previously unseen and were found in a metal chest in French farmhouse several years ago.

Cheers, mark
I will second that. I bought the book when it was published and yes it is a superb book. I found it to be quite moving given that we have no idea of how many of the men in the photos actually survived.
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Ive just ordered one from eBay.
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