Nicholson, Colonel. W. N.


Ipswich, 1st ed., 1947. 376 pp., frontis., + 40 photo & other plates + 28 sketch maps, some of which are fldg. Original rec cloth ; gilt armorial to front cover : 23 x 15cm. Upper corners slightly bumped ; e.p., worn along front hinge so cover loosened a little but binding still secured by stitching ; o/w V.G. This history of The Suffolk regiment between 1928 and 1946 is essentially a regimental record of the Second World War. The first chapter, Suffolk, opens with the inter-war decade preceding 1939. Chapter II follows the fortunes of the First Battalion, Sept., 1939 ' Jan., 1945 including at Belgium and Dunkirk. Chapter III, First Battalion, June, 1943 ' July, 1944, focuses on the events surrounding D-Day. Subsequent chapters look at First Battalion, mostly in Europe until their move to the Middle East ; Second Battalion, with focus in the Far East at Burma, Arakan and Imphal ; 4th and 5th Battalions, with the Battle of Singapore, POW's at Changhi and the Burma Thailand Railway ; The Cambridgeshire Regiment, tracing First and Second Battalions throughout the war years ; The Seventh Battalion and 142nd Regiment, R.A.C., in Tunisia, North Africa, Italy and through to The Gothic Line ; Second Line Battalions, namely Eighth, Sixth, Thirtieth, Ninth & Thirty-First and Seventieth Battalions ; and finally The Home Guard, The Army Cadets, The A.T.S. Sixteen Appendices, forty-one photographs and other plates and twenty-eight sketch maps, a number of which are folding, accompany this detailed and informative record.

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