soldier's life

Tommy's Tunes

This small hardback book was printed in 1917 and is a collection of soldiers' marching songs, popular parodies and rhymes collected by 2nd Lieutenant Nettleingham whilst on active service with the Royal Flying Corps.

In the foreword Nettleingham claims that "Tipperary was never greatly sung by Tommy" but he includes two cheeky parodies of this well-known song. He also apologises for the large percentage of Aviation songs since the writer belongs to the RFC.

Trench Standing Orders 49th Division

This pocket-sized booklet contains everything that Officers needed to know when moving from billets into a front-line trench. It gives a fascinating insight into  trench life.

It includes information such as:   duties whilst in the trench;  sanitation & waste; ammunition & equipment; how to deal with casualties.

The 49th Division was a Territorial Force from the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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