Hill, Lieutenant-Colonel T. J. B.


Stroud, 1st ed., 1996. Xii + 196 pp., numerous photo-ills., + 16 maps. D.j., 25 x 18cm. Spine of d.j., a little faded o/w FINE. The early history of the Herefordshire Regiment has its roots in volunteer units and it was Volunteer Service elements of the Herefords who saw service with the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry in South Africa during the Boer War of 1900-2. During the First World War the Herefordshire Regiment took part in the landings at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, in 1915 ; in Egypt and Palestine between 1916 and 1917 where it fought at the Battle of Tel Asur ; and on the Western Front in 1918 with the counter-offensive of July. With the approach of Operation Overlord in the Second World War, the 1st Battalion became part of the 11th Armoured Division and landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day plus 7, from where it fought on through France – including the actions at Borguebus Ridge and Falaise – into Belgium and Holland, and eventually into northern Germany for the final debacle. Like many others, the Herefords were reorganised in the post-war period. This book tells their full history and is complemented by detailed appendices, including a full roll of honour, plus a selection of rare photographs and maps.

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