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- Historically rich in detail with previously unpublished photographs
- A definitive history of the Norfolk Regiment on the Western Front
- Previously unpublished letters and accounts give a unique insight into what it was like to serve in the trenches of France and Flanders
- A comprehensive guidebook as well as a detailed history
Steve Smith tells the story of five battalions of the Norfolk Regiment who served on the Western Front using previously unseen photographs, diaries, accounts and letters.
He has also had full access to the Norfolk Regiment Museum archives, and it is the courageous men who served in the Norfolks who will tell this story. The Norfolk Regiment on the Western Front 1914-1918
will interest readers nationally and locally as it not only studies the regiment’s participation in well-known battles such as Ypres and the Somme, but also takes a fresh look at the lesser-known battles fought – battles such as Elouges in 1914 and Kaiserschlacht in 1918.
Smith has considered the German perspective too, looking at the men who faced them at places such as Falfemont Farm in 1916. Using new evidence from the regiment’s participation in the Christmas Truce, he separates the truth from myth surrounding the stories of football played at this time, a controversy that still rages.
Smith has walked the ground over which they fought and fresh maps complement this research so the book serves as a history aid for those at home and a guidebook for those who wish to get out and explore, down to trench level, the ground covered in its pages.
||234 x 156 mm
||19 July 2021
||80 black-and white photos