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Hard Fighting: A History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1900-19

Hard Fighting: A History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1900-1946 - Jonathan Hunt

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2016, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Includes: Battle honours; Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This account, following on from Unicorns — The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794-1899, covers the Regiment’s war service between 1900 and 1946.

During the Boer War the SRY formed part of the first volunteer unit to see active service overseas fighting the Boer Commandos, as cavalry.

For its role in the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign, where the Regiment served as infantry, it was awarded the King’s Colour. They reverted to cavalry in Allenby’s victorious campaign against the Turks defeating a well-armed and trained army.

At the outset of the Second World War the Regiment travelled with their horses to Palestine only to be re-trained as coastal gunners during the first siege of Tobruk and the fall of Crete. Some were posted to serve as Special Forces in Ethiopia raising a patriot army. In 1942, they were converted to armour and fought through from Alamein to Tunis before returning to North-west Europe for D-Day in DD (amphibian) tanks and the advance to Germany. In so doing they won thirty Battle Honours and 159 awards including eighty-three for gallantry. Major actions included El Alamein, the D-Day Landings and the Siegfried Line.

General Sir Brian Horrocks later wrote no armoured regiment can show a finer record of hard fighting. Hence the title of this invaluable regimental history.”

Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xx) 324 pages.
Hard Fighting: A History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1900-19