The Kensington Battalion - 'Never Lost a Yard of Trench'

Author(s): G. I. S. Inglis

World Military History | Secondhand

Raised by the Mayor of Kensington, the 22nd Royal Fusiliers (the Kensington Battalion) were a strange mixture of social classes (bankers and stevedores, writers and laborers) with a strong sprinkling of irreverent colonials thrown in. Such a disparate group needed a strong leader and, luckily, in Randle Barratt Barker, they found one, first as their trainer and then as the Commanding Officer.As this superb book reveals The Kensington Battalion had a unique spirit and given their ordeals they needed this. They suffered severely in the battles of 1917 and, starved of reinforcements, were disbanded in 1918. Yet thanks to a strong Old Comrades Association, a special magazine Mufti, welfare work and reunions the Battalions close spirit lived on.The author has successfully drawn on a wealth of first hand material (diaries, letters and official documents) as well as interviews from the 1980s to produce a fitting and atmospheric record of service and sacrifice.

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  • : 9781848842472
  • : Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • : Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • : April 2010
  • : ---length:- '6.5'width:- '6'units:- Inches
  • : books

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  • : G. I. S. Inglis
  • : Hardback
  • : 256