THE HISTORY OF THE 15TH KING’S HUSSARS 1914-1922.

Carnock, Lord.


£85.00




Gloucester, 1st ed., 1932. Xii + 270 pp., photo-frontis., + 20 ills., + 6 maps. Contemporary dark navy cloth with regimental colours stripe across front top corner; gilt armorial to front; gilt title to spine; 25 x 15cm. Subtle repair to part of rear joint o/w V.G. Bookplate of the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, presented by The Army & Navy Club, No. 112. The history of the 15th Hussars from the time the Regiment was raised on 21st March, 1759, until 17th January, 1913, has been written by Colonel H. C. Wylly, C.B. and is available for sale in this catalogue. This book by Lord Carnock continues the story of the Regiment to the year 1922 when it became necessary to reduce the number of cavalry units and the 15th Hussars after over a century and a half of independent life found themselves merged with another unit. Chapters cover the following: Return from South Africa to the Eve of the Battle of Mons. The Battle of Monsa and the Retreat. The Battle of the Marne and the Aisne. The Fighting in Flanders and Ypres, 1914. The Winter of 1914-1915; The Regiment Reassembled; The Battle of Ypres, 1915. The Period of Trench Warfare. The Battle of Cambrai; The Winter of 1917-1918; The German Offensive. The Summer of 1918; The Final Battles. The March into Germany; The Watch on the Rhine. Appendices include: Diary of marches, billets, bivouacs, of the 15th The King’s Hussars from 26th July, 1914, to 6th September, 1919. Casualties. List of honours and rewards gained by officers and other ranks during 1914-1919. List of officers. Strengths of the 15th on various dates. Complete with an index, a photograph frontispiece, twenty illustrations and six maps, this is a RARE history.


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