FAMOUS REGIMENTS: THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT (THE 31ST AND 70TH REGIMENTS OF FOOT).

Langley, Michael.


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1st ed., 1972. 115 pp., 27 photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. Since the formation in 1702 of the Villiers Marines (the 31st of Foot) and in 1756 of the Glasgow Greys (the 70th of Foot) the East Surreys have served in most of the more outlandish stations visited by the British footsoldier. From the West Indies to New Zealand the author describes their battle honours and the dramatic episode of the shipwreck of the KENT. In the First World War they were among the first in the field and finished with 18 Battalions. In the Second, the 70th were all but annihilated in the disastrous Malayan Campaign of 1942, but were avenged many times over in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.


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