Chaplin, Lieutenant-Colonel H. D.


1st ed., 1954. 510 pp., cold., frontis., + numerous b&w photo-ills + maps, several of which are fldg. Blue cloth; gilt armorial to front; 23 x 15cm. V.G. A history of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Chapters examine: The Aftermath of War, 1920-1939. The Lean Years, 1923-1932. The Years of Preparation, 1933-1937. The Second Battalion in Palestine, 1938-1939. The Sand Runs Out, 1938-1939. The First Eight Months of War, September 1939 to April 1940. The Retreat to Dunkirk, May 1940. In Defence of England, June 1940 to August 1942. The New Battalions, November 1939 to March 1943. From Defence to Attack. The Second Battalion in Malta, August 1939 to June 1943. The Fourth and Fifth Battalions in Egypt and Iraq, July 1942 to September 1943. North-west Africa, November 1942 to June 1943 (1st and 6th Battalions). The Sixth Battalion in Sicily, July to September 1943. Italy: Termoli to the Arielli, October to December 1943. The Second Battalion in the Aegean and England, June 1943 to August 1945. Italy: The Switch to the West, January to April 1944. Italy: Cassino, February to June 1944. Italy: The Pursuit to Florence, June to August 1944. Italy: The Gothic Line, September 1944 to February 1945. Italy: The Last Battles, February to August 1945. The First Battalion in Greece, December 1944 to August 1945. The Fourth Battalion in Burma, October 1943 to August 1945. The Affiliated and Allied Regiments. Release and Disbandment, 1945-1948. The New Organisation, 1948-1950. Generously illustrated with photographs and maps, some of which are folding.

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