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D-Day Hero – CSM Stanley Hollis V.C

An exclusive biography of D-Days only VC winner, Green Howard Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis, was, uniquely, twice recommended for this coveted award on 6th June 1944. A tough Teesside, working class rebel, Hollis was no model soldier, earlier in the war he was forever being busted for various misdemeanours.

However, few soldiers saw more close-quarter action than Stanley Hollis, who killed over 100 enemy soldiers in combat during the Second World War, serving at Dunkirk, in the Western Desert and in Sicily. It was on D-Day that Hollis created history with his inimitable brand of raw courage, being involved in two blistering VC actions. On Gold Beach he single-handedly stormed a hidden German pillbox, saving his company from certain destruction. Later that day, he saved the lives of two more comrades, trapped by heavy enemy gunfire. He was undoubtedly a D-Day hero.

 

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Echoes of The Crimea

Exploring the role of The Green Howards during the Crimean War.

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History of The Green Howards (hardback)

Raised in 1688 as “Colonel Lutrells Regiment of Foot” in response to the supplanting of King James 11 by William Of Orange, there began three centuries of service to the nation with the Regiment becoming one of the finest in the British Army. Created initially in response to a call for loyal troops, the Green Howards have continued to maintain their tradition of loyalty in many campaigns to win superb battle honours, and hence the narrative reflects the British Army in some of its finest episodes: participation in the French Wars of 1697-1793, the American War of Independence, Crimean War, First and Second World Wars and continuing with service in Suez, Malaya, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo, and most recently in Afghanistan, gives the Green Howards an enviable military record.

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History Of The Green Howards (paperback)

Paperback edition of Green Howards history book.

Raised in 1688 as “Colonel Lutrells Regiment of Foot” in response to the supplanting of King James 11 by William Of Orange, there began three centuries of service to the nation with the Regiment becoming one of the finest in the British Army. Created initially in response to a call for loyal troops, the Green Howards have continued to maintain their tradition of loyalty in many campaigns to win superb battle honours, and hence the narrative reflects the British Army in some of its finest episodes: participation in the French Wars of 1697-1793, the American War of Independence, Crimean War, First and Second World Wars and continuing with service in Suez, Malaya, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo, and most recently in Afghanistan, gives the Green Howards an enviable military record.

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Museum Book

Fifty objects from the museum’s collection have each been given a page to tell their story; an intensely personal possession, a groundbreaking piece of technology or a historically poignant memento – all take their place throughout this gorgeous publication.

From caltrops to carpets, bandoliers to pincushions and train tickets – you’ll gain a great glimpse of our amazing collection.

The book makes a great gift as well as an excellent accompaniment to your next visit to the museum!

First published November 2018.

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The Green Howards – A History in Photographs, 1855 to 2006

The aim of this book is to tell the regiment’s story through its photographs; a story of duty, loyalty and tradition.  It is told here by publishing a wide selection of photographs of the regiment from the Heights of Sevastopol in 1855 during the Crimean War, to the moment in 2006 when members of the 1st Battalion, The Green Howards, replaced their silver ‘Alexandra cipher and Dannebrog’ cap badges for the ‘lion and rose’ of the new Yorkshire Regiment. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Mouseman

Stunning hardback souvenir book detailing the life of Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson and the business he founded.

Contains sections on his signature furniture, as well as detailed driving routes ‘on the trail of the mouse’ to enjoy.

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