Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1914-1919

Author: H. C. Wylly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847347374

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 4416

The Loyal North Lancs is one of the proudest names among British Army Regiments, and this massive history is a fitting memorial to their performance in the Great War. The Regiment served in virtually every theatre - the Western Front; Gallipoli; Egypt; Palestine; East Africa and Macedonia; - and this book tells the story of them all. The First Battalion of the regiment were in at the first - taking part in the defence of Ypres at Langemarck and Gheluvelt; and were in at the finish - participating in the breaking of the HIndenburg LIne. IN between, they fought at the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Aubers RIdge in 1915; the Somme in 1916; and the battles of Arras and Passchendaele in 1917. The 2nd Battalion was sent to East Africa and took part in the disastrous attack on Tanga and the subsequent frustrating campaign against that guerilla leader of genius, General Von Lettow-Vorbeck. Towards the end of the war, the battalion served in Egypt, Palestine and on the western front. The regiment s 1st/4th and 2nd/4th (territorial) battalions fought at Festubert in 1915 and then on the Somme and in the Ypres salient and Passchendale, and took part in the breaking of the HIndenburg line. A comprehensive, plainand unvarnished history of the regiment s huge contribution to the world war, this book, fully illustrated with maps and photos, and with appendices covering awards, uniforms, colours and honours, is a book that all lovers of Lancashire and all interested in the history of the Great War will treasure.

Legacy of the Somme 1916

The Battle in Fact, Film and Fiction

Author: Gerald Gliddon

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 7931

The Battle of the Somme is widely regarded as one of the bloodiest and most controversial land battles ever fought. The first British troops went over the top on 1 July 1916 and by the day's end some 19,000 had been killed in the greatest one-day loss the British Army has ever known. This notoriety has ensured that the Somme and its many fallen warriors live on in countless books, plays and films. Documentary sources about the Somme abound and there is a voracious appetite among the book-buying public for more. Legacy of the Somme 1916 is a unique bibliographical and media guide to the battle, setting on record - in as comprehensive a listing as is possible - much of what has been written, filmed or sound-recorded in the English language between 1916 and 1995. This detailed listing includes official, unofficial and unit histories of the British and Commonwealth armies; biographies, autobiographies and memoirs; literature, drama and media; archives, tanks and war graves registers. Short commentaries accompany each entry and a detailed index enables accurate cross-referencing of subjects. First and foremost this is a unique work of reference which will appeal to all with an interest in the First World War. It will aid historians, researchers and enthusiasts to track down the vast amount of information available on the battle, and will also prove valuable to libraries, museums and the book trade.

The History of the 6th (Service) Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment 1914 - 1919

Author: F. G. Spring

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955991412


Page: 117

View: 6559

The 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was raised in August 1914 and sailed for Gallipoli in July 1915. Upon arrival, the Battalion was almost immediately thrown into action at the Suvla Bay landings on 6 August 1915. The 6th Lincolns continued to serve at Gallipoli until the evacuation of Suvla. Following a period of respite in Egypt, the Battalion was transferred to the Western Front where it served until Armistice.Compiled from a previously unpublished manuscript written in the 1920âs, this book provides a unique and colourful account of the Battalionâs history throughout WW1, as told by Colonel F.G. Spring who served with the Battalion in 1915. The book also contains a Roll of Honour listing the names of all those who died with the Battalion, as well as the citations for all recipients awarded medals for gallantry. Given that the Battalion War Diary for Gallipoli was lost, this publication is represents the most comprehensive account of the 6th Lincolns during the Great War.

Artists Rifles. Regmental Roll of Honour and War Record 1914-1919

Author: S. Stagoll Higham

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781505330

Category: History

Page: 673

View: 6181

The Artists Rifles originated in May 1860 as a corps of rifle volunteers, formed by an art student, Edward Sterling, from members of the artistic professions. Its first HQ was at Burlington House. It provided the largest contingent for the City Imperial Volunteers in the Boer War. When the Territorial Force was created in 1908 it became the 28th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Shortly after the outbreak of the Great War second line and third line battalions were formed - numbered 2/28th and 3/28th, the original battalion being 1/28th. The latter arrived in France at the end of October 1914 and became an Officers Training Corps (OTC), first at Bailleul and in April 1915 at St Omer. In November 1915 it absorbed the 2/28th; the 3/28th (which remained in the UK) then became 2/28th. In the summer of 1917 cadet schools in France were closed and potential officers were sent to the UK for training, and 1/28th Battalion, freed at last from its OTC role, was sent to the front at the end of June 1917, allocated to 190th Brigade, 63rd (RN) Division where it remained to the end of the war. A short (17 pages) but very informative history of the battalion’s service in the line is included in the preface. This remarkable book contains a complete record of all whose names have been inscribed in the regiment’s Muster Roll since August 1914, showing commissions obtained, when and in which corps/regiments; honours and decorations awarded with citations where published; and a list of all casualties. There is a total of 15,022 names, that is everyone who at one time or another served in the Regiment in any capacity. 10,256 received commissions, eight VCs were awarded, and the casualties suffered throughout the war numbered 6,071 of whom 2,003 were killed. There are summary tables of awards and of casualties.

The First Iraq War--1914-1918

Britain's Mesopotamian Campaign

Author: A. J. Barker

Publisher: Enigma Books

ISBN: 0982491174

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 8218

When Allah made Hell, runs the Arab proverb, he did not find it bad enough, so he made Mesopotamia—and added flies. What was a British Army doing in this Godforsaken place and how had it all come about? A.J. Barker’s masterful retelling of the story of Britain’s first Iraq war in 1914 is a masterpiece of military history that provides many answers to the endless problems and realities encountered in Iraq since 2003. Prestige and power played a major role then as they still do today. If the British were dislodged from the Shatt-al-Arab, the effects would undoubtedly have reverberated throughout the whole of the Eastern world.

The Territorial Force at War, 1914-16

Author: W. Mitchinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137451610

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5039

William Mitchinson analyses the role and performance of the Territorial Force during the first two years of World War I. The study looks at the way the force was staffed and commanded, its relationship with the Regular Army and the War Office, and how most of its 1st Line divisions managed to retain and promote their local identities.

The Cross of Sacrifice: Officers Who Died in the Service of British, Indian and East African Regiments and Corps, 1914-1919

Author: S. D. & D. B. Jarvis

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781517614

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 2348

A tremendous piece of research, conducted over ten years, in which are listed, in alphabetical order, the names of over 60,000 officers of the British Empire who died during the Great War, including nurses and female aid workers. Based on the CWGC Registers, the information provided includes not only that shown in ‘Officers Died’ but also the place of burial or commemoration. The alphabetical listing means that looking up a name does not require prior knowledge of the regiment (as in ‘Officers Died’) though this information is given, as well as cross-reference to the relevant page number in ‘Officers Died’.

The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Union

Page: N.A

View: 8352

Roll of war service, 1914-1919

Author: University of London. Officers Training Corps

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 371

View: 6366

Pan-African Chronology: 1914-1929

Author: Everett Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 9780786408351

Category: Reference

Page: 628

View: 3063

The first volume of the Pan-African Chronology covers the period from 1400 through the end of the American Civil War. The second chronicles events in the African diaspora from the end of the Civil War through the pre-World War I years. This book, the third in the series, covers 1914 through 1929, a time of two seminal events: World War I and the Black Awakening. In World War I, people of African descent fought for both sides, earning distinction on the battlefields of France as well as in the jungles and deserts of Africa. The Black Awakening, a period from 1919 through 1929, marked the dawning of global awareness of the contributions of African people to the culture of the world. The book is arranged by year and events of each year are grouped by region. It also has two special biographical divisions for W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey.

Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Author: University of Edinburgh

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 786

View: 4066

England's Last Hope

The Territorial Force, 1908-14

Author: K. W. Mitchinson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230574540

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2748

England’s Last Hope studies how the part-time auxiliary Territorial Force was raised, clothed, trained, housed and administered during the crucial years of its development in the years before the Great War. As such, it fills a fundamental gap in the understanding of how the force’s units were able to take the field as part of the BEF in 1914.

Letters from the front

Being a record of the part played by officers of the bank in the great war, 1914-1919

Author: Canadian Bank of Commerce

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: N.A

View: 6891

The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919

A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with the Second Battalion, His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers : Founded on Personal Records, Recollections and Reflections

Author: James Churchill Dunn

Publisher: Jane's Information Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 613

View: 342

Preston in the First World War

Author: David Huggonson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445618761

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 6625

The First World War for the people of Preston. Publication ties in with the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War.