That Astonishing Infantry
The History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers 1689–2006
First edition thus. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 320pp
The Royal Welch Fusiliers were present at all Marlborough's great victories; they were one of the six Minden regiments; they fought throughout the Peninsula and were present at Wellington's final glorious victory at Waterloo. In The Great War their officers included the writer poets Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves; their 22 battalions fought not just on the Western Front but at Gallipoli, in Egypt, Palestine, Salonika, Mesopotamia and Italy. In WW2 they won battle honours from the Reichswald to Kohima. More recently they have served with distinction in the war against terror in the Middle East. Like so many famous regiments the RWF are no longer in the British Army's order of battle having been amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Wales. But this fine book is the lasting memorial to a fiercely proud and greatly admired regiment.
The book is in very good condition, with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper is a little crinkled along the top edge of the front panel but it has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.