The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War
A comprehensive history complete with Roll of Honour
First edition, hardback bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 22.5 × 14cm, xiv + 436pp.
During the First World War, 235,476 men wore the Royal Fusilier badge, and 21,941 were killed. This book traces their history during the Great War from Mons and the Aisne to the Armistice via Flanders, Ypres, Loos, Gallipoli, the Somme, Arras, Messines, Cambrai, Salonika and East Africa. Illustrated with portraits and four maps (three of which folding). The book closes with a roll of honour and decorations awarded, together with some personal recollections and officer biographies.
A good reference copy. The blue cloth is lightly marked to the upper board and the book is foxed throughout. The inner binding is holding though a little dry and delicate in places. All illustrations and maps are present as per the plate index.