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The Liverpool Rifles

A Biography of the 1/6th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment in the First World War



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Using a wealth of contemporary sources, this book narrates the story of the Liverpool Rifles in the Great War from their mobilisation in August 1914 to their return to Liverpool in 1919, each day of their active service in France and Belgium detailed. The role played by 3,000 individuals, including every single casualty---wounded or killed---is covered in the narrative and in many cases, the exact position where this happened. The battalion served a tough apprenticeship in the Second Battle of Ypres, losing over 40 per cent casualties in their first five months overseas. By the time the battalion left the Somme in September 1916, their casualties figures exceeded the number who sailed to France in 1915. The ferocious struggle in the Third Battle of Ypres and their epic defensive actions at Little Priel Farm and Givenchy are described down to individual platoon level; twenty-one detailed sketch maps allowing the reader to follow the action. Uniquely, the battalion roll in the appendices includes every officer and man who served with the battalion overseas, many of whom do not feature in the Medal Rolls.

Product code: 9781781557013

ISBN 9781781557013
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156xS44
Publisher Fonthill Media
No. Of Pages 496
Almost 1,100 Territorials of the Liverpool Rifles deployed overseas in early 1915, but by the end of the war, less than 100 remained with the battalion. This book narrates their daily struggle in the pitiless arena of modern warfare; from their apprenticeship during the Second Battle of Ypres, to their epic actions with the famed 55th Division.