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The Scots Guards in the Great War 1914-1918 [Illustrated Edition].

Author: F Loraine Petre; Major-General Sir H Cecil Lowther
Publisher: San Francisco : Verdun Press, 2015.
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Petre, F. Loraine.
Scots Guards in the Great War 1914-1918 [Illustrated Edition].
San Francisco : Verdun Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Loraine Petre; Major-General Sir H Cecil Lowther
ISBN: 9781786255532 1786255537
OCLC Number: 973834142
Notes: German attack stabilized-Heavy fighting about Arras-Back to rest- To the front again-U.S.A. troops attached to Foot Guards for instruction.
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; LIST OF MAPS; CHAPTER I --
THE 1ST BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS TO THE END OF THE BATTLE OF THE AISNE; Mobilization-Billets in France-Advance just into Belgium-Retreat to Rozoy, 40 miles East by south of Paris-Advance over Aisne-First Battle of Aisne-To Hazebrouck.; CHAPTER II --
THE 2ND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS; Mobilization-To Ostend-In 20th Brigade of 7th Division-Via Ghent to Roulera.; CHAPTER III-THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES; Ypres: description of area-7th Division joins main army just south of Ypres-Battalions meet at Gheluvelt-Account of first battle. CHAPTER IV-TRENCH WARFARE, 1914-1915Monotony of trench warfare-2nd Battalion at Sailly: raids-1st Battalion at Givenchy December 21st, the "Triangle" January 1st, Brickstacks January 26th.; CHAPTER V-NEUVE CHAPELLE AND FESTUBERT, AND DOWN TO THE FORMATION OF THE GUARDS DIVISION; 2nd Battalion at Neuve Chapelle and Festubert-1st Battalion in and out of trenches between Rue du Bois and Loos till August 1915.; CHAPTER VI-THE FORMATION OF THE GUARDS DIVISION; Division formed near St. Omer-Special training for Battle of Loos-Advance to reserve positions for attack.; CHAPTER VII-THE BATTLE OF LOOS. General plan of battle-Description of the ground, rain and Cold- Story of the fighting and losses. CHAPTER VIII --
THE WINTER OF 1915 AND THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1916; In marshy ground east of Louane stream-Brigades get back for periods of rest at camps near Calais-March 16th both battalions march back into the Ypres area.; CHAPTER IX --
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME; Guards Division moved to Somme area in July-Description of country and the fighting there-At end of September Guards Division moved back to rest till December 1st, when they renewed action on the Somme. CHAPTER X --
THE WINTER OF 1916-1917Terribly wet weather-In March Germans falling back on the Hindenburg Line.; CHAPTER XI --
THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES; Preparing for Ypres-Reconnaissances-"Mats" being made for crossing wet places-Steady advance.; CHAPTER XII --
(THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES CONTINUED); Both battalions to Ypres front again-Terrible mud and shell-holes -Mid-October both battalions out of line again.; CHAPTER XIII --
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI. November 17th both battalions moved toward Cambrai, where tanks were to be used for the first time-2nd Battalion at Bourlon Wood-1st Battalion near Fontaine-Advance of Germans-1st Battalion at Plouich-2nd Battalion in reserve-Both battalions to rest-quarters. CHAPTER XIV -THE EARLY MONTHS OF 1918 AND THE GERMAN OFFENSIVE IN THE SPRING; March: German attack on 5th Army farther south-Both battalions in and out of trenches near Arras.; CHAPTER XV --
FROM THE END OF THE GERMAN SPRING OFFENSIVE TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FINAL BRITISH ADVANCE.
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