Download e-book for iPad: Cambridgeshire Kitcheners: A History of 11th (Service) by Joanna Costin

By Joanna Costin

ISBN-10: 1473869005

ISBN-13: 9781473869004

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

Whether farm workers, store assistants, bricklayers, chauffeurs, collage students or collage porters, males from all walks of existence united and have become the Cambridgeshire Kitcheners. despatched to the Western entrance in January 1916, they took half in the various 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, so much inside of a couple of minutes of one another, as they marched excessive into no man's land and shell and machine-gun hearth.

This used to be now not the top 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 out orders, regardless of components of the battalion turning into bring to an end and approximately surrounded through the fighting.

Mixing own money owed with professional files, this can be the tale of the Cambridgeshire Kitchener's struggle. 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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