17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (Service) Battalions, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
By (author) Graham Maddocks
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Liverpool Pals by Graham Maddocks
Book DescriptionLiverpool Pals, is a record of duty, courage and endeavour of a group of men who, before war broke out in 1914, were the backbone of Liverpool's commerce. Fired with patriotism, over 4,000 of these businessmen volunteered in 1914 and were formed into the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th (Service) Battalions of the King's (Liverpool Regiment); they were the first of all the Pals battalions to be raised, and they were the last to be stood down. It is commonly held that the North of England's Pals battalions were wiped out on the 1st July, 1916, certainly this befell a number of units, but the Liverpool Pals took all their objectives on that day. From then on they fought all through the Somme Battle, The Battle of Arras and the muddy hell of Passchendaele in 1917, and the desperate defence against the German offensive of March 1918.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844156412
(235mm x 170mm x mm)
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Maddocks
Liverpool Pals, Paperback (April 2015)
Published in a new format this title will appeal to military and family enthusiasts interested in Liverpool's rich local history. It is a lasting tribute to a group of men whose military history contribution has been largely lost to the memory of their own communities.
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In the BATTLEGROUND EUROPE series, this pocket book is suitable for both the armchair traveller and those visiting the battlefield, covering the ground where Captain Nevill famously kicked a football on going over the top, and where pals battalions engaged in their first major engagement. Also includes details of memorials, cemeteries and museums.
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