Established in August 1914, the 2/5th spent the next thirty months in England perfecting their ability to `form fours’; engaged in almost every sort of training other than that which they would need at the Front. When they deployed to France in February 1917, they were pitted against an aggressive and experienced foe. This book tells the story of their struggle to learn the skills necessary to survive in the pitiless arena of modern warfare and their progress to become the fighting equals of any by the end of the war. With no history written for either 57 Division or the 2/5th, this book-based on dozens of contemporary and unpublished sources, tells their story for the first time. containing sketch maps of the sectors the battalion fought in and accurate co-ordinates for all positions; previously unpublished photographs of men from the battalion; the most complete battalion roll yet compiled and narrates the individual parts played by 1,000 of the officers and men during the war.
THE LION AND THE ROSE VOL III 2/5th Battalion of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919: A Biography of a Battalion in the Great War
The third and final part of the Lion and the Rose trilogy detailing the TF battalions of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in the Great War.