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With Valour and Distinction

The Actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1918

Author : Nigel Atter

With Valour and Distinction : The Actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1918


General - Pages : 262 | Images : 32 b/w photos/ills, 8pp colour section, 10 b/w maps

Paperback - Date of Publication : January 2020 | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9781912866243 | Helion Book Code : HEL1115

This is the first book to uniquely focus on the actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment during the First World War. This new history spans the 2nd Leicesters’military operations undertaken on the Western Front 1914-1915, in Mesopotamia 1916-1917 and Palestine in 1918. The author has undertaken extensive archival research and made use of previously unpublished primary sources from public archives, artefacts kept by direct descendants and collectors of 2nd Leicesters memorabilia. This work is considerably enriched by the author’s access to previously unpublished photographic archives. The extensive use of Helion’s cartographer has also ensured that the maps are appropriately embedded in the text. The 2nd Leicesters fought with valour and distinction winning one Victoria Cross, handfuls of Military Crosses, and Distinguished Conduct Medals in abundance - in actions that ranged from the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Palestine. Nigel Atter’s eye for detail focusses upon the actions of the Leicesters at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos – Sheikh Sa’ad, the Dujaila Redoubt and Sannaiyat – Meggido, Beirut and Tripoli.


"...an excellent addition to the collection of battalion histories." ww1geek.com


"....An excellent work of reference and a good tribute to an unsung battalion..." The Long Long Trail

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