The Battle History of the Royal New South Wales Regiment
Excellent condition, 1st edition hard cover with dust jacket, volume 1 of 2, 333 pages by Major General Gordon Maitland, published in 2001. A detailed history of Royal New South Wales Regiment from 1885 to 1918. No trade Discount.
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More than a regimental history, The Battle History of the Royal New South Wales Regiment: Volume I is a meticulously researched record of the momentous events which in three wars - the Soudan War, the Boer War and the Great War - saw Australians forge their unique reputation as soldiers. Personal accounts, from privates through to generals, and factual evidence combine to put a human face on the cold machinery of war. Maps, illustrations and verse are used to highlight the inescapable horrors of war and to provide a moving and gripping story of ordinary Australians performing extraordinary acts of heroism in the course of safeguarding their country and its people. It was their courage of conviction that won for the Royal New South Wales Regiment the huge number of battle honours that it holds. General Maitland has completed a work that Bob Carr, the Premier of New South Wales, describes as 'an important and worthy contribution not only to the military history of New South Wales but to the history of the Australian people as a whole',