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On August 4th 1914, reservist Tommy Atkins was immediately called up to serve his country. Within weeks he saw his first action in the fields of France and subsequently experienced the full scale of life in the Western Front trenches of the First World War - the horror, the pain, the misery, the boredom and even the moments of joy.
Journey through Tommy's war, and follow his life back home in Britain post war. Learn of his experiences in the trenches, fighting on the Somme, at Passhendaele and Loos; and also of the boredom, the loss and indeed the comradeship.
Returning to Britain, Tommy shows us how a generation of returning men were maltreated and how, ultimately, it was his generation that forced through the foundations of the Welfare State.
From the beginning of the war to the end, Private Tommy Atkins was there. This is his story.
“Compelling, moving, insightful and believable…beautifully written and performed”StageTalk Magazine
* Proceeds from these events will be shared between Help for Heroes and Artsreach