Westlake, Ray.


Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2nd ed., 1998. 176 pp., frontis., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 28 x 20cm. Rear of d.j., creased + repaired but no loss, o/w d.j., V.G., book FINE. When Lord Kitchener became Secretary of State for War in August 1914, he said that Britain must prepare for three years of war and immediately start to build an army of seventy divisions. While the existing Regular and Territorial Armies conducted their own recruiting campaigns, Kitchener commenced to build a 'New Army' from men willing to enlist for three years or the duration of the war. In this book the history and war service of the New Army Divisions have been clearly shown. The highly informative and authoritative text is supported by, in the main, hitherto unpublished photographs depicting recruiting, training, uniforms, badges and actual front line service.

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