REGIMENT OF THE LINE: THE STORY OF XX THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS.

Ray, Cecil.


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Batsford, 1st ed., 1963. Xiii + 194 pp., frontis., + 30 photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Bottom edge of cloth a little rubbed o/w V.G. This is the story of one of the marching regiments of the British Army – but it epitomises the history of the Infantry arm itself, for the Twentieth Regiment of Foot, the Lancashire Fusiliers, has a colourful history that dates back to 1688 when it fought at the Boyne under William of Orange and fought at Fontenoy and Culloden. The Regiment went on to fight many other famous campaigns including at Minden, Saratoga, America, Inkerman, Lucknow and it won its celebrated ‘six Victoria Crosses before breakfast’ at ‘Lancashire Landing’ in Gallipoli. In the Second World War it was a hand-picked patrol of three corporals of the Lancashire Fusiliers, all holders of the Military Medal, that linked up with the Poles to complete the encirclement of the Germans at Cassino. This distinguished history of the Regiment is vividly illustrated with rare prints and pictures.


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