Pioneer Battalions in the Great War

Organized and Intelligent Labour

K Mitchinson

 
Publication date:
February 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
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Overview
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Pioneer battalions, created as an expedient in 1914, were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers, with skilled labour and to relieve the infantry from some of its non-combatant duties, Pioneers became the work horses of