This third and final volume in the 274-year old history of one of the British Army’s most distinguished infantry regiments narrates its part in the retreat from Empire. In these pages covering the immediate post-Second World War years of 1946-1960, the regiment witnesses the end of the Raj in India; and occupation service in Greece, Austria and Germany. The SLI then fought Communist jungle insurgency in the Malayan Emergency and was mobilised to take part in the abortive Suez operation of 1956. The final chapter in the SLI’s story is its amalgamation with the equally distinguished West Country regiment, the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. It is, as Field-Marshal Lord Harding writes in his foreword ‘ a proud story of devoted and distinguished service in many different parts of the world’. With 18 b&w photos, four maps, 18 appendices, a bibliography and an index.
HISTORY OF THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (PRINCE ALBERT’S): 1946-1960
Concise third and final volume in the 274-year old history of the Somerset Light Infantry tells of its post-Second World War service, in the Malayan Emergency, Suez, and post-war occupation of Greece, Austria and Germany.