Peters, G.W.H. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
Title THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Publisher Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition.
Seller ID 22446
120 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520347 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised at Reading in 1688 the 16th were to see action one year later at Walcourt. Throughout Marlborough's campaigns they distinguished themselve s as steady, reliable fighting troops, and by the end had earned themselves five battle-honours. The long list of foreign stations includes Canada, America, India, Chitral, South Africa, where the Regiment's mounted infantry company played a l a r g e part in the final surrender of the Boers; and so up to the Great War. Twenty-two battalions were raised by the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, battalions who saw action from Flanders to Gallipoli, from Egypt to Jerusalem. T h e S ec on d Wa r b rought the Regiment glory at Dunkirk, in Singapore they lost a whole battalion, their skill as part of General Orde Wingate's Chindits was a source of bewilderment to the enemy; from North Africa to Italy they were an omnipresen t me na ce to wh oev er t ried to stop them. These, then, are the men of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, brave, thorough and skilled, and this book is worthy of them." Includes music of the Regimental March. Slight cigarette odor, m in or bro wni ng to page s, bro wning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears, browning and water stains on spi ne and fla p-fo lds , l ight wat er s tains at top edge. Very Good-/Fair