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Martin Hardie: a finger on Tommy’s pulse

We tend to think of armies as unresponsive organisations, especially when we think of the supposed ‘Donkeys’ who commanded them in the Great War. In fact, those Generals were keen to know about both the reality of modern warfare at the front (information fed back into training) and the morale and gripes of those they commanded. Captain Martin Hardie was one of the men who gave them that knowledge of morale that was vital to keeping the army going.

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Posted by on 31 March 2012 in Ordinary Londoners, People


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