The Ballad of Tommy Atkins was first published as “Tommy” in Kipling’s timeless Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses in the 1890s. "Tommy Atkins", or simply Tommy, was a generic name applied to British soldiers from as early as the 18th century, but came into popular parlance during the First World War when troops were simply referred to as “Tommies”. The ballad exposes the bitterness felt by the British soldier to the public’s treatment of their forces in times of peace, and how that alters in wartime.
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
A Love Poem For The Regular Soldier
British With Soul
Short but sweet. This audiobook is an excellent short listen add to any library
I have enjoyed many of Phillips performances, and this is no different. Delivered with authentic British style, Phillip's performance epitomizes Kipling's heart.
As usual, Phillip Mather's performance enhances the text with brilliant flair.
- A. Kessel