With Valour and Distinction

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

Nigel Atter

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
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Contributor(s) :
Spencer Jones
Language:
English
Illustration :
c 90 bw/ photos & maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781912866243
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
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Overview
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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The author has undertaken extensive archival research and made use of previously unpublished primary sources from public archives, artefacts kept by direct descendants and collectors of 2nd Leicesters memorabilia. This work is considerably enriched by the author’s access to previously unpublished photographic archives.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.

About The Author
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Nigel Atter is an independent scholar of the Great War. His primary interests are the 8th Lincolnshire Regiment at the Battle of Loos, 1915 and the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1918. Nigel was a founding member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Branch of the Western Front Association (WFA) and is regular speaker at branch meetings presenting his research. Nigel’s article ‘A Difficult Year: Offensive Operations on the Western Front in 1915’, was published in the WFA’s Journal Stand To! No. 104, September 2015. His first work for Helion and Co, In the Shadow of Bois Hugo The 8th Lincolns at the Battle of Loos, received critical acclaim from distinguished historians such as Professor Robin Prior, Chris Baker and Paul Reed.

Dr. Spencer Jones lectures at the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham and at the History, Politics & War Studies department at the University of Wolverhampton. His previous publications include From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902 - 1914, as well as numerous scholarly articles.

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