WELSH YEOMANRY AT WAR


WELSH YEOMANRY AT WAR

STEPHEN JOHN    Book Number: 85180    Product format: Hardback

A history of the 24th (Pembroke & Glamorgan Yeomanry) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment sheds new light on the battalion's almost forgotten campaign in Palestine. It saw many of its troops killed and buried in the Holy Land and here is the enthralling story of its short and arduous period in France. Soon after the outbreak of the Great War and following many years of part-time soldiering as cavalry troops on home defence duties, the members of various British Yeomanry regiments were asked to volunteer for overseas service. In 1916, officered by well known members of the landed gentry, two of the Welsh Yeomanry regiments were amongst those who embarked for foreign service for the first time ever in their history. Spending the next 12 months in Egypt during the campaign against the Senussi tribesmen, the two regiments merged to form the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, which joined the 74th Division to take part in the historic offensive into Palestine that ultimately led to the liberation of the holy city of Jerusalem after 400 years of Ottoman rule. In May 1918 after two years of hard campaigning, the 24th Welsh embarked for France joining the Allied forces in the victorious 100 day offensive against the Germans. 200 pages, well illustrated, many maps and contemporary illus and long appendices giving short biographical information on Officers plus details of decorations and military medals.
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ISBN 9781473833623
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