Accrington Pals Trail by William Turner

By William Turner

Follow the footsteps of the friends of their trip from Lancashire to their education camps in England and Wales and to the villages and battlefields of France. A accomplished account, with maps and photographs, of a buddies Battalion's provider during the warfare.

Show description

Read or Download Accrington Pals Trail PDF

Best world war i books

Pershing and His Generals: Command and Staff in the AEF

While the U.S. entered the nice warfare in April of 1917, there have been few officials with any employees education, and none had truly served on huge, advanced staffs in wrestle. This paintings strains the improvement of the employees of the AEF and describes how Pershing chanced on the generals to command these divisions that fought at the Western entrance in global struggle I.

A Job to Do. New Zealand Soldiers of 'The Div' Write About Their World War Two

What was once it relatively like for the warriors of two New Zealand department within the moment international battle? How did they spend their time and the way did they see their lives as servicemen, from education at domestic and crusing off to struggle, to constructing camp, stress-free off-duty, combating in antagonistic environments and doubtless being taken prisoner?

Sniping in France : Winning the Sniping War in the Trenches

On hand for the 1st time in years, this can be a re-creation of the vintage account by way of the adventurer and massive video game hunter who built and ran the British military sniping application within the First international battle. while the conflict began in 1914, Germany's side within the sniping duel at the Western entrance price millions of British casualties.

Loos - Hill 70

The conflict of bogs shaped a part of a much wider offensive performed by means of either French and British Forces in September 1915. The British First military, lower than the management of common Haig, have been to damage throughout the German line at bathrooms thank you partly to their enhanced numbers, whereas different operations have been to accomplish an analogous bring about Champagne and at Vimy Ridge.

Extra resources for Accrington Pals Trail

Sample text

On 18 December. British and Anzac troops left Suvla Bay. On 8 January. 1916 the last troops safely left Cape Helles and Gallipoli was left to the Turks. (Amongst these last troops were the 4th. (Blackburn) and the 5th. (Burnley) Battalions of the East Lancashire Regiment (Territorial Force), amongst whom many of the Pals had friends or relatives). The British High Command feared an attack on Egypt by the Turkish forces now released from Gallipoli. 31st Division, originally destined for France, was diverted to Egypt to be part of the Imperial Strategic Reserve defending the Suez Canal.

On 11 March, 1916, just fifty hours after leaving Marseilles, came the end of the line at Pont Remy, on the River Somme, near Abbeville. The train journey had been miserable and wearisome and when Pont Remy was reached there was a concerted sigh of relief. This lessened somewhat in the bitterly cold March wind. The Battalion, still incongruously wearing pith helmets, marched six miles to their billets of barns, outhouses and cottages in the village of Huppy, south of Pont Remy. Everyone felt good and thankful to be marching along a solid highway once again.

H. R. Kriegsgefangenen Stammlager Nurnberg, Bayern, Germany. Dear Aunty, I hope that you received the post-card which I sent a week ago. I am doing nicely at present, my leg I think will soon be quite right and the doctor says my face is doing well Of course it is very painful, especially when I am having it dressed, but if it gets alright again I shall have to “keep smiling” The hospital people are most kind to us and the doctor seems to want to do his very best for everybody. The address only stands whilst I am in hospital, afterwards I will let you know my other address.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 17 votes