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The Old West Country Regiments (11th, 39th and 54th) (Hardback)

Napoleonic Local History WWI Boer/Zulu War British History Colonial Warfare Crimean War Aviation in WWI Photographic Books Colour Books Military

By Jeremy Archer
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781848845121
Published: 26th November 2012



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Drawing on the distinguished records of the three original West Country Regiments, this delightful and substantial book brings together a superb and varied collection of military anecdotes. Reflecting Britain’s Imperial history, these cover empire building in India, the American War of Independence, the Napoleonic era, the Crimean, Zulu and Boer Wars, as well as the horrors and heroism of The Great War.

As fascinating as the events and battles themselves is the rich cast of Regimental characters: selfless heroes mix with spies, explorers, scientists, radical agitators and philanderers. Whatever their experiences, exploits and the occasional scandal, what they all have in common is service, both to Crown and also to the Regiment.
Lovingly researched and compiled by Jeremy Archer, with some 340 illustrations, of which many are in colour, The Old West Country Regiments is a hugely satisfying and entertaining read, richly deserving of a place on the bookshelves of every military enthusiast, particularly those who served in these, or the successor, Regiments.

“I enjoyed The Old West Country Regiments very much: it is simply full of real gems, admirably researched and beautifully presented” - Richard Holmes

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About Jeremy Archer

Jeremy Archer served in The Devon and Dorsets and is a dedicated military historian. He was a major contributor to The History of the Devon and Dorsetshire Regiment (published by P & S Military in 2009) and is the author of numerous other publications and articles.

He lives in West London.

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