THE STORY OF A FIELD BATTERY 1940 – 1945. 156TH (LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY FIELD REGIMENT R.A.).

Hodgson, Gnr. H. B. (Ed.)


£150.00




Private Edition of 600 Copies Only, printed on the American Army’s Press at Pinneberg, 1st ed., 1945. (Xxiv) + 328 pp., 90 photo-ills., + 27 sketches & caricatures + 18 line drawings + 2 panorama drawings + 20 maps. Full leather ; blind armorial to front ; 21 x 15cm. 1 plate loosening ; some typical light blemishes to covers o/w V.G. This is a World War II record of 593 Lanarkshire Yeomanry Field Regiment R.A. which was ‘born of mixed English and Scottish parentage in the Portsmouth blitz of the winter of 1940. There are numerous chapters which appear under the following headings : Background and Traditions ; Early days of the Battery ; Outward Bound ; Paiforce (In Iran and Tehran) ; The Great Journey ; Invasion Training in the M.E.F. ; Prelude to Adventure – The Journey to Sicily ; Sicily ; Commando Adventure ; The Invasion of Italy ; Rionero and the Sangro ; Crossing the Garigliano ; Anzio – The Battle of the Wadis ; The Relief of Anzio ; With the Guns at Anzio ; The Battle for Rome ; Major F. W. Batey, M.C., R.A., An Appreciation ; Laying Line ; M. T. Problems ; Seven Months in the Middle East ; Back to Europe ; The Last Battle (Battle of the Elbe) ; Aftermath ; Retrospect ; Appendix ; Index. Bound in full leather, this VERY SCARCE book contains a wealth of photographs and illustrations and is a Limited Edition of 600 Copies Only.


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