Barnsley, 1st ed., 1991. 263 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some maps & plans. P.c., 37 x 25cm. Nr.FINE. This is a record of the Liverpool Pals, the backbone of Liverpool's commerce, who were the first of all the Pals battalions to be raised in World War I and they were the last to be stood down. Those who survived the first day of the Battle of the Somme fought all through the Somme, the Battle of Arras and Passchendaele in 1917, and the desperate defence against the German offensive of March 1918. When comrades looked forward to demobilisation, the men of the 17th Battalion were sent to Russia to fight an eleven-month campaign against the Bolsheviks. Uncommon First Edition.