A suitably massive history for a regiment with an enormous reputation. This volume covers the huge range of the Green Howards’ (the Yorkshire Regiment’s) Great War campaigns – and takes the narrative beyond the war to post-war campaigns in Afghanistan and the intervention against the Russian revolution. Compiled from diaries, letters and interviews with survivors as well as from official diaries, reports and logs, this is a classic Regimental history of a famous unit which, as general Edward Bulfin, the Green Howards’ Colonel-in-Chief modestly writes: ‘Fought on almost every front, and pulled their weight’. The regiment’s 1st battalion was on garrison duty in India; while the 2nd battalion landed in France in time for the first battle of Ypres in November 1914. Other Green Howard battalions fought in Flanders; France; Italy; Gallipoli; as well as serving in Russia, the Balkans; Palestine; Syria and Mesopotamia. The cost was high – but, as an appendix listing the 12 Victoria Crosses won by the Green Howards in the war testifies, the record was proud.
GREEN HOWARDS IN THE GREAT WAR
Huge Great War history of one of the proudest names among Britain’s regiments: the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) which served in almost every theatre and won 12 VCs.