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By Ian Beckett
ISBN 9780747805069
Shire Books*
Color & b&w illus thruout
160 Pages
5 X 8.25


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A warm regard for the British soldier, the values he served and the regimental traditions that nourished his humanity underlines the information collected in this book. It gives a brief history of each of the former county regiments, lists the battle honours on their Colours, their marches, customs, Victoria Crosses, nicknames, badges, facings, mottoes and memorials and describes their amalgamations and later lineage. Details of the regimental museum are also given, together with churches where regimental Colours are lodged. This information is offered in order that others may discover something of the endeavour which preserved Britainís national liberties. This new, expanded volume is based upon the original work by Arthur Taylor. About the author Ian Beckett, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, is Major General Matthew C. Horner Professor of Military Theory at the US Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, USA. Other titles for Shire by this author are: Buckinghamshire Discovering British Regimental Traditions Victoria's Wars