England's Last Hope
The Territorial Force, 1908-14
By (author) K. W. Mitchinson
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England's Last Hope by K. W. Mitchinson
Book DescriptionEngland's Last Hope studies how the part-time auxiliary Territorial Force was raised, clothed, trained, housed and administered during the crucial years of its development in the years before the Great War. As such, it fills a fundamental gap in the understanding of how the force's units were able to take the field as part of the BEF in 1914.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230574540
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author K. W. Mitchinson
Territorial Force at War, 1914-16, Hardback (October 2014)
William Mitchinson analyses the role and performance of the Territorial Force during the first two years of World War I. The study looks at the way the force was staffed and commanded, its relationship with the Regular Army and the War Office, and how most of its 1st Line divisions managed to retain and promote their local identities.
Pioneer Battalions in the Great War, Paperback (February 2014)View all books by K. W. Mitchinson
* Shows the history of the Pioneer Battlalions and why they were established. * Details how they played a major role in the Allied victory. * Also examines how and why Pioneers have never received the recognition they deserve.
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Author Biography - K. W. Mitchinson
K.W MITCHINSON is author of the acclaimed Gentlemen and Officers: the Impact and Experience of War on a Territorial Regiment and Pioneer Battalions in the Great War. England's Last Hope is the second in a trilogy examining Britain's auxiliary forces, the first volume of which, Defending Albion, was shortlisted for the 2005 Templar Prize. Dr Mitchinson is a member of the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham and works as a freelance editorial consultant.
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