LIONS OF ENGLAND: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE KING'S OWN ROYAL REGIMENT (LANCASTER) 1680-1980.

Eastwood, Stuart.


£30.00




Kettering, 1st ed., 1990. 192 pp., frontis., + a wealth of photo-ills., ills., + maps. D.j., 28 x 22cm. Small repair to d.j., o/w Nr.FINE. Using some 300 superb photographs, most of which are previously unpublished, the author tells the story of the King's Own from its formation as the 2nd Tangier Regiment in 1680 to its amalgamation with the Border Regiment in 1959. The book provides an insight not only into the history of the Regiment ' including its service in wars like the Crimean, Abyssinian, South African, First World War and the Second World War (Dunkirk, North Africa, Syria, Malta, Italy, north-west Europe, and Burma) - but also its traditions, achievements, personalities, and its special connection with North Lancashire and especially the City of Lancaster, where the Regimental Depot was located from 1880 to 1959.


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