This month, two lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of The Lost Tommies, courtesy of publishers William Collins.

Published in the 100th anniversary year of the Battle of the Somme, The Lost Tommies brings together stunning, never-before-seen images of Tommies on the Western Front. Printed alongside these photographs are stories from soldiers who served on the front-line during the First World War.

Written and compiled by best-selling author and investigative journalist Ross Coulthart, each book contains around 40 photographs taken by French couple Louis and Antionette Thullier. In 2011, Coulthart led the team that discovered some 4,000 abandoned photographs taken by the couple, in a farmhouse in Vignacourt, France.

The collection covers many significant aspects of British involvement on the Western Front, from military life to the friendships and bonds formed between the soldiers and civilians.

Each copy of this treasure trove of candid images of First World War soldiers is worth £40.



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