FAMOUS REGIMENTS: THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (PRINCE ALBERT'S) (THE 13TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).

Popham, Hugh.


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1st ed., 1968. 151 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small tear to top of rear cover (complete & concealed by d.j.,) o/w V.G. Throughout their history the Somerset Light Infantry were more often than not abroad: in the Flanders of Marlborough and the Spain of Peterborough (who turned them into Dragoons), in Gibraltar and the West Indies, in Burma, Afghanistan, Africa and, above all, India. It was said of the 4th Battalion in 1944-45 that "they never had a failure, and never lost an inch of ground". Indeed, as this book shows, the entire history of the Somerset Light Infantry is highly distinguished.


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