Knitting for Tommy: Keeping the Great War Soldier Warm

Knitting for Tommy: Keeping the Great War Soldier Warm

By: Gosling In Association With Mary Evans Picture Library, Lucinda (author), Mary Evans Picture Library (author)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.

About Author

Lucinda Gosling has contributed to a variety of publications, including "History Today" and "Illustration" magazine. She is also the author of "Brushes & Bayonets."

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780750955966
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780750955966
  • ISBN10: 0750955961

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