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The Whitethorn Press, Manchester, 1st ed., 1953. Xviii + 496 pp., 25 b&w photo-plates + 19 fldg., maps. Blue cloth; gilt title to spine; 22 x 14cm. Light stain to corner of front cover o/w V.G. The Yeomanry Cavalry were raised in Shropshire at the time of Napoleon?s threat to invade Britain and they did their share in these precautionary measures. Their history is then traced in this book through the nineteenth century and the author explains the important part of the Yeomanry in the support of the Crown, to maintain law and order in times of civil unrest. His story of the regiment?s fighting in the South African War gives a vivid picture of the mobility of the campaign, a role in which the Imperial Yeomanry, in which the Shropshire contingent served, were ideally suited. Next in World War I he records the frustration the regiment overcame in 1914 at not being sent overseas; their willingness to serve as infantry, despite the disappointment of losing their horses, and finally the splendid part they played as the 10th Battalion of the K.S.L.I., in Palestine and France. The author then traces the regiment?s adaptability in World War II, this time as Medium Artillery, and beyond the war into its new role as the Royal Armoured Corps. An excellent history with photographs and detailed folding maps.
Second hand Hardback