Trenches to Trams: The Life of a Bristol Tommy
Trenches to Trams is an invaluable social history of a working class Bristolian who lived through two World Wars. It contains more than 200 archive images, most of them never before published. Some of the memorabilia mentioned is on show at M Shed and the book is supported by Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.
George Pine was one of four brothers from Easton who fought in the First World War. George was awarded the DCM for gallantry and was injured three times while serving with 1/6th and 12th Battalions of the Gloucestershire Regiment. He experienced the horrors of the Somme and Passchendaele.
George experienced the changeover from trams to buses in the 1930s and, at the request of his grandson, George jotted down 44,000 words of memories in the eight months before he died in 1972.
George's story has been painstakingly researched by Clive Burlton, who uncovered hundreds of photographs and objects from family, public and private sources and added extensive Author's Notes.