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Tolkien’s War: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lancashire Fusiliers by Professor John Bourne
Tolkien is, to the consternation of many in the literary establishment, possibly the most widely read of twentieth-century British authors, whose sales show no sign of slacking. Tolkien volunteered for military service in June 1915 and was commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He served on the Somme with the 11th Battalion (74 Brigade, 25th D…