The Royal Berkshire Regiment in the Great War was a typical county line regiment, with two regular battalions, two Territorial battalions and four volunteer ‘Service’ battalions. Its active service was entirely confined to the Western Front – apart from one regular battalion which was sent to the Italian front at the end of the war, and one volunteer battalion which served on the Salonica Front in Greece and Macedonia throughout the war. The history is organised by battalion, with a chapter devoted to the separate service of each. One chapter – on the 4th Territorial – is written by C.R.M.F. Cruttwell who served with the battalion and became an Oxford historian who wrote a distinguished history of the whole war. The Berkshires serve in almost all the great battles on the western front, including the Ypres salient; the Somme; Arras and Cambrai. This is a fine history.
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT 1914-1918
A fine history of a typical county regiment whose eight battalions – (Two regular, two Territorial and four Service) – served on all theatres of the western front in the Great War – as well as in Italy and the Salonica Fronts.