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British "Tommy"



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Registered: December 2006
Location: m
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Date: Mon July 23, 2012
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Filesize: 48.9kb, 52.2kb
Dimensions: 532 x 800
Keywords: british quottommyquot
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I like this . Looks like you used a little topaz on it
#1 Mon July 23, 2012 11:45am

angela taylor
A excellent portrait of a Great war soldier,why do they call him a Tommy. Angela
love your self
#2 Mon July 23, 2012 1:02pm

A long established nickname for a British soldier has been Tommy Atkins or Tommy for short. The origins are obscure but most probably derive from a specimen army form circulated by the Adjutant-General Sir Harry Calvert to all units in 1815 where the blanks had been filled in with the particulars of a Private Thomas Atkins, No 6 Company, 23rd Regiment of Foot. German soldiers in both World Wars would usually refer to their British opponents as Tommys. Present-day British soldiers are often referred to as Toms or just Tom. The British Army magazine Soldier has a regular cartoon strip, Tom, featuring the everyday life of a British soldier. Outside of the services, soldiers are generally known as squaddies by the British popular press, and the general public.[151
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#3 Mon July 23, 2012 1:20pm

I like it...
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#4 Mon July 23, 2012 1:38pm

A fine candid portrait. Like the desaturation and processing.
#5 Tue July 24, 2012 12:45am

angela taylor
Thank you i now have some idea of why they where called Tommy's. Angela
love your self
#6 Tue July 24, 2012 7:16am

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