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To the Last Round: The South Notts Hussars, 939-1942. Peter Hart

To the Last Round: The South Notts Hussars, 939-1942. - Peter Hart

Barnsley: Leo Cooper, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; References;

From the cover: “Although the men of the South Notts Hussars who fought in the Second World War were not often aware of it, they were the direct descendants of the gentlemen yeomanry who had initally formed the regiment in response to Prime Minister William Pitt’s concern with the successes of the Armies of Revolutionary France and the Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. The men of Nottinghamshire responded and the nucleus of the regiment was formed at a meeting on 10 June 1794. Their first active service was not in fact against the French but in dispersing the local men engaged in the Luddite riots of 1811-1812.

The regiment, 130 years later, faced almost complete destruction in the Western Desert at the hands of the German army. To The Last Round tells the story of the SNH from the Regiment’s mobilisation in Nottingham in September 1939 to its near annihilation in June 1942. The immense power of the narrative is provided by the very words of the survivors, some of whom had escaped the carnage of Knightsbridge and others who, having been captured, had spent three years as POW’s in North Africa, Italy and Germany. To The Last Round is a detailed portrayal of life in an artillery regiment in the Second World War.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages.
£15.80
To the Last Round: The South Notts Hussars, 939-1942. Peter Hart