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Marching with the Tigers: The History of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1955 - 1975by Michael Goldschmidt
Synopses & Reviews
As the definitive final volume of the history of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment Marching with The Tigers covers events in that Regiment and its successor, the 4th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, over the years 1955-75. During this period the Battalions undertook overseas and operational tours in Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Borneo, Aden, Malta and Libya, Bahrain and Northern Ireland. Supported by seventeen maps and many black and white photographs, its lively text describes the Regular battalions' activities up to the disbandment of Tiger Company in 1975, the Territorial Army battalions' up to the disbandment of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment (Territorial) in 1971, the early years of the Leicestershire Companies in the 5th and 7th (Volunteer) Battalions The Royal Anglian Regiment, the Depot, the Museum, the Regimental Chapel in the Cathedral and Affiliations. The final chapter brings The Tigers' History right up to the present day including Royal Tigers' Wood and the dedication of the various national memorials commemorating the Regiment.
Its numerous appendices contain a wealth of information such as lists of Honours and Gallantry Awards (including Long Service and Efficiency Decorations and Medals), Colonels and Commanding Officers and of those who commanded other units and formations, Late Entry Commissions and National Service Officers. Marching with The Tigers is not only comprehensive but lavish as well with the four Cuneo paintings, the cap badges and the Colours all displayed in color.
Book News Annotation:
Picking up where Brigadier Underhill's The Royal Leicestershire Regiment: a History of the Years 1928 to 1956 left off, this history describes the overseas activities of the British infantry regiment in Cyprus, Hong Kong, Borneo, Malta, Libya, Bahrain, and Northern Ireland before being amalgamated into the Royal Anglian Regiment. Colonel Goldschmidt's manuscript was proofread by several other officers who also served in the regiment. The appendices list awards, commanding officers, and special orders. B&w photographs and maps are provided. Distributed in the U.S. by Casemate. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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