Bickersteth, Lt. J. B., MC.


The Baynard Press, n.d., 1st ed., (c. 1920’s). Xii + 124 pp., 5 photo & other plates, guarded, + 15 cold., & fldg., maps. ¼ black buckram; blue grained cloth; title label inset and laid onto front cover; 22 x 16cm. A few small marks to covers; some evidence of a previous ‘bend’ to corner of front cover; sporadic foxing o/w V.G. Published shortly after the First World War, this is an account of the services of the 6th Cavalry Brigade which saw action on the Western Front from the fall of Antwerp to the signing of the Armistice and it gives an interesting insight into cavalry at this important time and into the men who were also expected when necessary to carry out most of the duties of infantrymen. Chapters include: Formation of the Brigade. First Battle of Ypres. Second Battle of Ypres. Loos. The Hohenzollern Redoubt. The Somme. Arras. Epehy and The Birdcage. Vadencourt and Tertry. The German Offensive. Villers Bretonneux. The Allied Offensive. Honnechy. The Armistice. The Break-up of the Brigade. This history is attractively illustrated with five guarded plates and fifteen coloured and folding maps.

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