This book provides a photographic history of one of England's oldest un-amalgamated Country Regiments.
Formed in 1689 the Regiment served widely at home and around the world in India, the Far East, the Mediterranean, North America, the Caribbean and Antarctica.
Beginning in 1858, it highlights Victorian and Edwardian service in Malta, New Brunswick, Burma and India.
During the First World War, the Regiment, greatly expanded to thirty-eight Battalions, serving throughout the war on the Western Front and at various times in the Mediterranean, Gallipoli, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Salonika and Macedonia.
In the inter-war years the Regiment served at home and overseas in India, Palestine and Malta.
During the Second World War the Cheshire's served in France during 1940, in Malta, North Africa, the Middle East in PAI Force and in North West Europe from June 1944 until the end of the war.
Post-war service included Palestine, Egypt, Malaysia, Cyprus with the UN, Germany, Ireland, Belize and Hong Kong.
The 200 photographs contained in this book are drawn from the regimental archives and highlight the diverse activities and places associated with the Cheshire Regiment over the past 150 years during times of peace and war.
Dr Ronald Barr is a senior lecturer in history at Chester College and is Director of the College's Military Studies programme which is taught at the Cheshire Military Museum.
He has a long-standing interest in military history and his previous works include: The Progressive Army: US Army Command and Administration.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2003
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9780752418803