Sheffield, Major O. F.


Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1st ed., 1956. Xvi + 297 pp., frontis., + 20 photo-plates + 27 maps. D.j., 25 x 18cm. Some light wear to d.j., but with only minimal chipping ; traces of damp to cloth ; one plate detached at the top but secure at the bottom ; o/w V.G.+. Here is the third volume in this definitive history of the York and Lancaster Regiment, complete in itself for the period 1919 to 1953. It describes the services of the 1st Battalion in Palestine and the 2nd Battalion in Mesopotamia and North West Persia in the years between the two world wars. It also describes the Regiment's activities during that period. During the Second World War the Regiment served in France and Flanders in 1939 ' 1940, Norway, Crete, Tobruk, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and in Burma, including the Second Chindit Expedition, and in the campaigns in North West Europe. Its operations in these theatres of war are fully described here. To conclude the work, a brief outline is given of Regimental events since the conclusion of hostilities. Illustrated with twenty photographs and twenty-seven maps, this volume is available here in its uncommon dust-jacket.

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