Description - Kitchener's Mob by Peter Doyle
'Kitchener's Mob' tells the story of the raising of Kitchener's Army, from the earliest days of recruitment, through to the creation of whole 'Pals' battalions across the country, and beyond. This book follows the journey of these men, born to fight together, through an amalgam of words and images. Their path to the Somme, and the tragedy of the 1 July 1916 and beyond had a huge effect on the communities these friends came from; the artefacts they left behind bear witness to that never-forgotten imprint on history that were the Pals Battalions and this book should be treasured by every community throughout Britain as a tribute to this generation. AUTHOR: Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and an award-winning author specializing in the history of war and empire. His most recent books include 'Montgomery: Lessons In Leadership from the Soldier's General' and 'The Wars of the Roses: England's First Civil War'. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is also a member of the Scottish Government's Advisory Panel for Commemorating the First World War. SELLING POINTS: Over a million men fought in Kitchener's Army, nearly 20,000 of them lost their life in one day of fighting on the Somme Over 200 Pals' battalions were raised throughout Britain from the Shetlands to Cornwall Whole communities were changed forever by the wholescale loss of their menfolk at the Somme This book uniquely looks at what the Pals meant to the men who fought in them, retracing their steps through their visual imprints on history 223 colour illustrations
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The History Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Peter Doyle
Peter Doyle is a military historian specializing in the role of terrain in warfare. He is the author of "The First World War in 100 Objects."Chris Foster is an artist and photographer. He developed the website "Craven s Part in the Great War" as a memorial to the men of Craven who served in World War I."
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