Written by F. Loraine Petre, one of the most distinguished military historians of the Napoleonic wars, this huge history of the Norfolk Regiment, is naturally strong on its role in the Peninsular War when its battle honours included Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, and the Nive. First raised in 1685 in the reign of James II, the Norfolks first saw service in the Caribbean and, after Napoleon’s defeat, in India, the Crimea, Afghanistan and the Boer War. This detailed and authoritative history takes the regiment’s story up to the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914.
HISTORY OF THE NORFOLK REGIMENT 20th June 1685, to 3rd August,1914
Written by Napoleonic Wars historian F. Loraine Petre, this huge history of the Norfolk Regiment follows the unit from its foundation in 1685 through the Peninsular, Crimean, Boer Wars and other conflicts down to the eve of the Great War.