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Kitchener's Men

The King's Own Royal Lancasters on the Western Front 1915-1918

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Kitchener's Men by John Hutton
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In Kitchener's Men John Hutton provides a absorbing account of the raising, training and fighting experiences of the Service and Territorial battalions of the King's Own Royal Lancasters in France during the Great War. His book gives a graphic insight into the daily routine and grim reality of warfare on the Western Front for men who were mostly recruited from the Furness area of the North-West. They came from the steel mills, shipyards and engineering workshops of this heavily industrialised part of Britain. They responded to the call to defend their country and its values at a critical moment in the nation's history, and the endured incredible hardship, suffering and violence as a result. All together, these battalions of the King's Own took part in every major campaign on the Western Front from the spring of 1915 until the end of the war. They had a remarkable record, and John Hutton's meticulously researched history allows the reader to follow them through every phase of the fighting. His account makes compelling reading.
Release date NZ
April 17th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
50 Photos
Imprint
Pen & Sword Military
Pages
256
ISBN-13
9781844157211
Product ID
2069921

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