LIVERPOOL TERRITORIALS IN THE GREAT WAR
By Paul Knight
Liverpool’s Territorials could be found on the Western Front before the famous Christmas truce of 1914, fighting in Gallipoli, and supporting the Canadians. Throughout 1916 and 1917, they succeeded and failed in some of the most brutal battles of the war. During the German 1918 Spring Offensive, Liverpool Territorials in the 55th (West Lancashire) Division halted the German advance, effectively ending Germany’s final bid to win the war.
Hardback, 293 pages with maps and photographs – Published at £25
THE 6TH BATTALION THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR
A Territorial Battalion on the Western Front
By John Hartley
One of the first Territorial battalions to see action in the Great War, it went overseas in November 1914, taking part in the famous Christmas truce a few weeks later. In 1916, it saw major action during the Battle of the Somme. The following year, it suffered heavy casualties during the action around the Belgian town of Ypres, which is often known as the Battle of Passchendaele. In 1918 the Battalion fought to hold off German advances in the spring but, along with the rest of the BEF, was forced to retreat.
Hardback, 320 pages with photographs – Published at £25
The Prince of Wale’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 7th and 8th Territorial Battalions 1914-1918
By Andrew J. Kirk
Takes the reader on a journey across the Western Front contrasting the First Line Battalions lot, to stand in the mud of Ypres and endure all without breaking with the Second Line Battalions blooding at Bullecourt and transformation as part of an elite assault Division that went on to occupy Germany.
All the Leeds Rifles main battles are described in detail as are the helter-skelter actions of the Last 100 Days of mobile warfare and escalating casualties, when the defeated but still defiant German Army found itself in full and final retreat.
Hardback, 376 pages with maps and photographs – Published at £25