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6TH BATTALION THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR “Not a Rotter in the Lot”

6TH BATTALION THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR
“Not a Rotter in the Lot”  

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The 6th Manchesters was a TA battalion, largely staffed by white-collar Manchester office workers. Trained in Egypt in 1914, the 6th were thrown into the cauldron of Gallipoli in 1915 and in 1917 were sent to France, where the next year they withstood the German Spring offensives and took part in the final 100 Days advance.
The 6th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, was a pre-war Territorial unit. Many of its members held “white collar” positions employed by the City's legal, financial and stockbroking practices or worked for the major commercial organisations trading and manufacturing cotton goods. It went overseas in September 1914, taking with it many new recruits who would undertake their basic training whilst the Battalion formed part of the British garrison in Egypt. It saw action at Gallipoli from May 1915 until the evacuation at the end of the year and fascinating campaign is dealt with in considerable detail. The Battalion returned to Egypt until the spring of 1917 when it moved to France. The Manchesters saw regular action for most of 1918, coming under attack in the German offensive in March. Throughout the summer and autumn, the Battalion took part in the Advance to Victory and was still advancing when the Armistice was signed in November. The book also recounts the history of the second line battalion, the 2/6th Manchesters, from its inception in 1914 until it was all but destroyed in March 1918. The author draws on official records and personal accounts to tell the story of these fine battalions. John Hartley is a Cheshire man who worked in and around Manchester. Now retired he lives near Cheadle, Cheshire.



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Product Code: 23783
Author: John Hartley
Format: HB, 272 pp Published Price £25
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