The Red Dragon
The Story of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1919–1945
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, xvi + 414pp.
From the dustwrapper, "This regimental history covers the period 1919 to the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945. One of the main objects of this book is to present a picture of operations as a whole, but the outcome of these actions has depended on the skill and courage of platoon and section leaders and the tenacity and dogged endurance of the fighting men. It is they who made possible the victories, they who stuck it to the end and gave their Regiment a wealth of new tradition which will endure long beyond the lives of us all. It was on their deeds that battalion and company commanders were able to construct the battles and steer them to victory"
This history covers the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th Battalions, the 5th, 70th and 71st (anti-tank), the 115th (Infantry), the 6th (Parachute) and the 12th (later 116th) Light A.A. The appendices include honours and awards, allied regiments, roll of honour, and battle honours. The book is illustrated with fold out maps and photographs.
A very solid copy. There is some foxing to the page edges and tanning to the dustwrapper but the inner binding is secure and the text is clean.
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