With Valour and Distinction

The Actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1918

Nigel Atter, Spencer Jones

This book focuses on the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment who fought on the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Palestine during the First World War.
Publication date:
January 2020
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 b/w photos/ills, 8pp colour section, 10 b/w maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781912866243

Dimensions : 234 X 156 mm
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Overview
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• The first book to uniquely focus on the actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment during the First World War.
• Modern scholarly work on the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. The first to be published in 90 years.
• Has a fantastic range of period and contemporary photos, many never published before.
• Uses the primary evidence which has never been published before.

This is the first book to uniquely focus on the actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment during the First World War. This new history spans the 2nd Leicesters'military operations undertaken on the Western Front 1914-1915, in Mesopotamia 1916-1917 and Palestine in 1918.


 


The author has undertaken extensive archival research and made use of previously unpublished primary sources from public archives, artefacts kept by direct descendants and collectors of 2nd Leicesters memorabilia. This work is considerably enriched by the author's access to previously unpublished photographic archives. The extensive use of Helion's cartographer has also ensured that the maps are appropriately embedded in the text.


 


The 2nd Leicesters fought with valour and distinction winning one Victoria Cross, handfuls of Military Crosses, and Distinguished Conduct Medals in abundance - in actions that ranged from the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Palestine. Nigel Atter's eye for detail focusses upon the actions of the Leicesters at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos - Sheikh Sa'ad, the Dujaila Redoubt and Sannaiyat - Meggido, Beirut and Tripoli.