Skip to Content
Catalogue Record
1473868084
Miners' battalion; Malcolm Keith Johnson
Loading...
Author: Johnson, Malcolm K.
Publication year: 2017
Classification: 940.41241
ISBN: 9781473868083
Notes:
Little is known, or understood, of the contribution made by the many thousands of men who served with the original Pioneer battalions. Building and repairing roads, bridges, railway lines, gun emplacements, and laying barbed wire to protect the Front Line, were just some of the tasks that they performed on a regular basis. Fortunately, the subject of the British Army's logistical support in the war zone during the new industrialized warfare that developed between 1914 and 1918 is now being examined in greater detail. 'Miners' Battalion' follows the battalion throughout the war and shows how the men, mainly Yorkshire miners, applied their civilian skills to the purposes of war. It also reveals that in 1918, when forced to fight as infantrymen, the battalion performed with distinction, gaining the nickname, 'the Yorkshire Guards'.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Available: 3
Total no. of loans: 3
No. of reservations: 0
Description:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2017
19.99

Availability

Loading...
Reviews:
Books by the same Author
Others borrowed

 Tel 01302 734315 | Text: 71006 | Email:centrallibrary@doncaster.gov.uk                                         | speech enable | help        

Powered by Axiell Arena