1st BEDFORDSHIRES (Two Volume Set) An ‘Old Contemptibles’ Battalion history Complete in Two Volumes

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(Part 1) Mons to the Somme
This is the first part of their story, from their first defiant defence amongst the slag heaps at Mons, through to the ferocious fighting during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

(Part 2) Arras to the Armistice
The second part covers the period from October 1916 until the end of the Great War. The Regiment was engaged in the Battle of Arras, the capture of Oppy Wood, several phases of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917, Passchendaele, the German Spring Offensives and the final ‘100 Days’ of battles in 1918. In between, they were designated to be amongst the handful of British divisions rushed to the Italian Front late in 1917