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And in the morning

And on the going down of the sun on Armistice Day 1918, we remembered the dead.

Millions had died but millions more had survived.

What was life like for the returning servicemen and women?

Promised a land fit for heroes – what happened next? When Tommy came home

What happens when a civilian army changed by their experiences returns to a changed world?

Tommies were the affectionate name for the British soldiers of the First World War. Tommy Atkins – the nation’s soldier.

But what happened to our Tommy when the war ceased and life continued.

Soldiers who would die as men …

When Tommy came home…




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