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West Country Regiments on the Somme

History


by
Tim Saunders

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 170.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Previous works have concentrated on the ‘Pal’ in Britain’s northern towns and cities. This book seeks to explore the little appreciated part in the Battle of the Somme played by the Regular and Volunteer Service battalions of two small West Country regiments; the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. These two regiments had five battalions in action on the first day of the battle and were represented in most of the significant attacks during the three and half months of the 1916. The reader will be able to form a clear picture of the battle’s development as a whole through the eyes of Westcountry soldiers who fought on the Somme.

Previous works have concentrated on the ‘Pal’ in Britain’s northern towns and cities. This book seeks to explore the little appreciated part in the Battle of the Somme played by the Regular and Volunteer Service battalions of two small West Country regiments; the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. These two regiments had five battalions in action on the first day of the battle and were represented in most of the significant attacks during the three and… (more)

Previous works have concentrated on the ‘Pal’ in Britain’s northern towns and cities. This book seeks to explore the little appreciated part in the Battle of the Somme played by the Regular and Volunteer Service battalions of two small West Country regiments; the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. These two regiments had five battalions in action on the first day of the battle and were represented in most of the significant attacks during the three and half months of the 1916. The reader will be able to form a clear picture of the battle’s development as a whole through the eyes of Westcountry soldiers who fought on the Somme.

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