New PDF release: Cambridgeshire Kitcheners: A History of 11th (Service)

By Joanna Costin

ISBN-10: 1473869005

ISBN-13: 9781473869004

within the establishing months of the 1st global warfare, 1,500 males from Cambridgeshire got here ahead to serve their state as a battalion in Kitchener's New military. They got here from town they usually got here from the fields. Many had by no means left the county earlier than, not to mention their kingdom, and all too many might by no means go back.

Whether farm workers, store assistants, bricklayers, chauffeurs, college students or collage porters, males from all walks of lifestyles united and have become the Cambridgeshire Kitcheners. despatched to the Western entrance in January 1916, they took half in a number of the bloodiest battles of the conflict, together with the conflict of the Somme.

One hundred and eighty-seven males misplaced their lives on 1 July 1916, such a lot inside of a couple of minutes of one another, as they marched excessive into no man's land and shell and machine-gun fireplace.

This used to be no longer the tip in their tale. In early April, the battalion observed fierce battling throughout the conflict of Arras and in a doomed attack on a seriously fortified place close to Roux on the finish of the month.

In 1918 they resisted the German Spring Offensive, by no means falling again with no orders, regardless of components of the battalion turning into bring to an end and approximately surrounded in the course of the fighting.

Mixing own debts with legit records, this can be the tale of the Cambridgeshire Kitchener's conflict. Their momentous efforts are defined all through this publication, that is a well timed reminder of this heroic battalion's commitment, ability and bravery.

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