In the First World War, Ronald Skirth was an ordinary tommy. His experiences were like those of many others, save in one thing. When Skirth went out into No Man's Land after Passchendaele and saw the dead body of a teenaged German soldier, he resolved that he would never again help to take a human life. Making use of Ronald Skirth's letters and postcards to his sweetheart, Ella, his contemporary journals and the memoir he wrote in his retirement fifty years later, The Reluctant Tommy is the fascinating story of a man who ...

The Reluctant Tommy 2011, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330513746

Unabridged edition

Mass-market paperback

The Reluctant Tommy 2011, Charnwood, Antsey

ISBN-13: 9781444807844

Large type edition