THE HISTORY OF THE 2/6TH (RIFLE) BATTALION "THE KING'S" (LIVERPOOL REGIMENT) 1914-1919.

Wurtzburg, Capt. C. E.


£135.00




Aldershot, 1st ed., 1920. Xiv + 368 pp., frontis., + 31 photo & other plates including 1 fldg. + 12 maps, many cold., & fldg., + 4 other large fldg., maps in pocket at rear. Original green cloth; gilt armorial to front; green marbled e.p.'s; 25 x 18cm. V.G.+. The 2/6th "The King's" (Liverpool Regiment) took part in all the fighting of the 57th (West Lancashire) Division from February 1917, up to the Armistice. The battalion showed its offensive spirit in the third battle of Ypres, the breaking of the Drocourt-Queant switch of the Hindenburg Line, the battle of Cambrai, and the capture of Lille; and its steadiness in defence during the long periods of trench warfare, and especially in the terrible gas bombardments of Armentieres. This book is a worthy record of those achievements and is attractively adorned with a total of 32 plates plus 16 maps, of which many are coloured and / or folding, and four contained in a rear pocket.


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