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.
The most highly decorated British Private of the First World War, Henry Tandey was also the man Hitler claimed spared his life during a firefight in 1918. David Johnson’s biography explores how this claim affected Tandey as he watched Hitler develop into a dictator, and traces the events surrounding their legendary meeting.
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.
The siege of Tobruk lasted 240 days, with Allied forces holding out against constant attacks from Rommel’s Afrika Corps.
The longest single battle during the First World War and one of the bloodiest in history. Find out more about the French and German army action between and February and December 1916.