This is the story of the 2/6TH bn. QUEEN’S ROYAL REGT fighting with determination against a formidable foe in the form of the German Army. From its arrival in Italy during the main invasion of Italy at SALERNO on 9 September 43, it continued applying pressure on the withdrawing Germans through to the hour of victory in Venice. It relates how the battalion, and it’s Rifle Companies, fought and where. The 2/6th was engaged on the VOLTURNO CROSSING, at the SENIO POCKET and GOTHIC LINE, then at COMACCHIO, making its final move to TO VENICE and Victory in 1945. Very readable, and a useful history of a fierce and bitter campaign. Roll Of Fallen Officers and list of H&A to all ranks completes this title.
It forms part of our ongoing series of Histories of the Second World War, that were originally published very shortly after the surrender of Germany, and whilst the events described were fresh in the minds of the compilers. A Roll Of Fallen Officers and list of H&A to all ranks completes this title.