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The Trench (Kindle)

Regimental History WWI 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Pals battalions Military

By David Bilton
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 35.7 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781783037131
eBook Released: 12th March 2012


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This book details the history of the 10th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, known as the Hull Pals, from September 1914 to May 1919. Known locally as "The Commercials" because they were a battalion of office workers, these 1,400 men trained in England, were sent to fight the Turks in Egypt and then returned to spend nearly three years in the trenches on the Western Front. Their losses were heavy, with around one in four being killed.

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 David Bilton

About David Bilton

David Bilton is a retired teacher who spends his time looking after his family, working as a university lecturer and researching the Great War; an interest ignited by his paternal grandfather’s refusal to talk about his experiences at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He is a prolific author whose books includes works on the British and German Army, the Home Front and Great War badges; this is volume three of the badges of the British Army in the Great War. Since he started writing he has contributed to television and radio programmes, appeared on Country File and Look North, and given talks on his work.

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