Shield and Protect: An Illustrated History of the Essex Yeomanry

ISBN: 9781804200506
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A meticulously researched new history of the Essex Yeomanry, a volunteer cavalry and artillery regiment, from its inception in the late eighteenth century through two world wars.
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  • Uncovers a wealth of new material from within county and national archives, including the unique collection of the Essex Yeomanry Association, and fascinating personal papers kept by the families of Essex Yeomen

  • Brings to life the stories of war through first-hand accounts—unpublished diaries, letters, interviews and memoirs—and a vast collection of photographs, many originating from private family collections

  • Written with the approval of the Regimental Association by a historian who served in a yeomanry regiment for over two decades

  • 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord and is the perfect time to launch this book, which includes vivid unpublished accounts of the operation

Volunteer yeomanry cavalry came into existence in Essex in the late 1700s, and despite intermittent disbandment, the Essex Yeomanry went on to serve with distinction in both world wars.

The regimental, county and national archives have revealed an enormous amount of unseen primary source material that has been used to tell the soldiers’ story from the Edwardian era to the horrors of trench warfare in the First World War, including a rare example of a mounted charge.

The story continues through the Second World War, featuring first-hand accounts of battles in the Western Desert, Italy, Burma, Normandy and Nazi Germany.

The Essex yeoman was present in virtually every major engagement in both world wars. This book tells his story.

BOOK ISBN 9781804200506
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 356 pages
PUBLICATION DATE June 2024
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 312 illustrations
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Stephen Keoghane joined the Royal Wessex Yeomanry in 1994 and served as the Regimental Medical Officer for 22 years in Royal Gloucestershire Hussar and Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry squadrons. He has soldiered in the UK, Germany and the USA and served in Afghanistan as a trauma surgeon. He represented the RWY in polo and alpine ski racing. The author is a consultant urological surgeon in Colchester and has published extensively in the scientific literature. He has a lifelong passion for regimental history, alpine skiing, art and horse racing.


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