FAMOUS REGIMENTS: THE GREEN HOWARDS, (THE 19TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).

Powell, Geoffrey.


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1st ed., 1968. 144 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G.+ This is the story of the Green Howards from the region of the North Riding of Yorkshire who have been fighting for around three hundred years. Even the Regiment's failures brought them nothing but glory and it's successes include The Boyne, Alma, First Ypres, Mareth and the assault over the Normandy beaches. In the First World War the Green Howards won twelve Victoria Crosses, a number bettered only by one other regiment which had more than double the number of battalions fighting. It is often the little-known campaigns that are the most interesting and these are recorded too. This history deals not only with the battles but also with the men who fought them and the reasons why they fought.


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