Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies - Anthony BakerLondon: Ian Allan, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece;
From the cover: “This is a remarkable work of reference. It brings together into one comprehensive volume the story of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or — equally important — whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved.
During the past 30 years the British Army has been much reduced in size and some old and famous regiments and many batteries of the Royal Artillery have ceased to exist. Most of the infantry regiments which are left have been amalgamated into vast amorphous ‘large’ regiments, all of which bear much the same list of amalgamated Battle Honours, whilst those Honours which their integral parts have won have been submerged. Soon individual regimental achievements will be lost other than to members of these regimental families.
This book sets out to ensure that this does not happen — that the Honours granted in the past, from Tangier’ in 1662 to ‘Falkland Islands’ in 1982, and the regiments that won them are not forgotten. In providing such information it will prove invaluable to military historians or anybody who has ever wondered about the lineage and honours of British and Commonwealth units.”