Summary Book Review The Household Cavalry at War by Roden Powlett Graves ORDE:
Download or read book The Household Cavalry at War written by Roden Powlett Graves ORDE and published by . This book was released on 1953 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Household Cavalry at War by Humphrey Wyndham (Hon.):
Download or read book The Household Cavalry at War written by Humphrey Wyndham (Hon.) and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Household Cavalry at War by Great Britain. - Army. - Cavalry. - Household Brigade:
Download or read book The Household Cavalry at War written by Great Britain. - Army. - Cavalry. - Household Brigade and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Through Fifteen Reigns by J. N. P. Watson:
Download or read book Through Fifteen Reigns written by J. N. P. Watson and published by Spellmount, Limited Publishers. This book was released on 1997 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a former Household Cavalry officer and established historian, this is an account of the three regiments that make up the Household Cavalry; The Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards and Royal Dragoons.
Summary Book Review The First Household Cavalry Regiment 1943-44 by Garry O'Connor:
Download or read book The First Household Cavalry Regiment 1943-44 written by Garry O'Connor and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2013-04-10 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mettle of the famous First Household Cavalry Regiment was tested to the maximum in action in the mountains of Italy in 1943–44. This book explores a largely undervalued and forgotten part of a costly and complex struggle. We directly experience what it was like to be there through the words of those who were. In late 1943 1st HCR was sent to Syria to patrol the Turko-Syrian border, it being feared that Turkey would join the Axis powers. In April 1944, 1st HCR was shipped to Italy. The Italian campaign was at that time well underway. During the summer of 1944, 1st HCR were in action near Arezzo and in the advance to Florence in a reconnaissance role, probing enemy positions, patrolling constantly. The Regiment finally took part in dismounted actions in the Gothic Line – the German defensive system in Northern Italy. Based upon interviews with the few survivors still with us and several unpublished diaries, there are many revelations that will entertain – and some that will shock. The 1st Household Cavalry 1943–44 is published on the 70th anniversary of the actions described, as a tribute to the fighting force made up from the two most senior regiments of the British Army and, in the words of His Grace the Duke of Wellington who has kindly provided the foreword, ‘to gain insight into why such a war should never be fought again’.
Summary Book Review Horse Guards by Barney White-Spunner:
Download or read book Horse Guards written by Barney White-Spunner and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2006 with total page 646 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Along with period paintings, objects and maps, from the Household Cavalry's archives and museum, this book takes the reader on a 350-year historical narrative from Cromwell and the English Civil Wars, James II and the Battle of Sedgemoor, through Wellington and Waterloo, and Victoria and the Boer Wars right through to Churchill and the WWII.
Summary Book Review Everything Worked Like Clockwork by Roger Salmon:
Download or read book Everything Worked Like Clockwork written by Roger Salmon and published by . This book was released on 2022-01-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mechanization of British and Household Cavalry regiments took place between the two World Wars and on into 1942. This book describes the process by which many horsed cavalrymen were re-trained to operate and fight in armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) and the experiences of some of the men and regiments involved. Extensive use has been made of regimental and War Office archives, and particularly from the Imperial War Museum's sound archives - the oral testimonies of soldiers who had experienced this huge change. A small number of veterans are, or were, still living and were interviewed by the author for this work. The reason given for the delay in cavalry mechanization - cited in some military histories and much influenced by the writings of Sir Basil Liddell Hart - was the reluctance by the cavalrymen to part with their horses and their technophobic attitude. This book tests the accuracy of this assertion, together with what was the availability of suitable and sufficient armored fighting vehicles to replace the cavalry's horses. Of special interest is the examination of the historical papers of the tank manufacturers Vickers, held at the Cambridge University Library, regarding tank development and production. This story of mechanizing the cavalry has been set against the backdrop of the social, economic and political climate of the 1920s and 1930s, and the pressure on politicians of the wider franchise and public opinion. In researching this aspect, the Britain by Mass Observation archives - held at the University of Sussex - have been most illuminating. The interwar impact on cavalry mechanization; the role of the British Army in general; disarmament; and rearmament are described - again with illustrations from oral testimonies.
Summary Book Review Life Guards by Naval & Military Press:
Download or read book Life Guards written by Naval & Military Press and published by . This book was released on 2003-02 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On mobilization the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment was formed with one squadron from each of 1st and 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards. They joined the 4th Cavalry Brigade in The Cavalry Division and landed in France on 16 August 1914. This account begins with extracts from the private diary of Lt Col E.B.Cook, CO of the regiment which begins on 14th August wqhen the regiment was put under orders for foreign service. This takes the story up to 22 Oct 1914 when Cook was wounded by a shell and was sent back to England. At this point the story is taken up with extracts from the private diary of Surgeon-major Cowie, 1st LG, which continue to 11 November 1914 when the regiment was broken up with the squadrons returning to their parent regiments in the 7th Cavalry Brigade (1st and 2nd LG) and 8th Cavalry Brigade (RHG). The 1st Life Guards, less one squadron, joined the newly formed 7th Cavalry Brigade in the UK on 1 Sep 1914; this brigade was part of the 3rd Cavalry Division then also being formed. They landed at Zeebrugge on 7 October 1914 and it is on the following day, 8th October the Regiment s War Diary begins. It goes on to 31 July 1915 and it makes a most interesting document, thanks to the officer who kept it, Capt the Hon E.H.Wyndham. Entries include all operation orders received from brigade, orders from other higher authorities, reports from squadrons in addition to the daily record of the regiment s activities. Casualties are named, officer arrivals and departures are noted. There are nominal rolls, rolls of honour which include details of PW and their place of internment, and lists of honours and awards.
Summary Book Review A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919 by Lord Anglesey:
Download or read book A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919 written by Lord Anglesey and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 1993-09-14 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's Egyptian and Nile campaigns. Also described in some detail is the Cavalry's part in the campaigns against Osman Digna in the Eastern Sudan.
Summary Book Review The Story of the Household Cavalry by Sir George Arthur:
Download or read book The Story of the Household Cavalry written by Sir George Arthur and published by . This book was released on 1926 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Story of the Household Cavalry, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) by George Arthur:
Download or read book The Story of the Household Cavalry, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) written by George Arthur and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2017-11-24 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from The Story of the Household Cavalry, Vol. 2 From Worms the route taken lay through Speyer where Dutch troops were added to the Allied forces, thence onward to Queich and Mainz. Shortly afterwards the army retired into winter quarters. King George returned to England, leaving behind him at Brabant the Third and Fourth Troops of the Life Guards, the Horse Grenadier Guards, and the Blues. The year 1744 ranks with 1742 as a year of dissensions, delay, and dawdle. On March 20th France formally declared war against England at Paris, and on March 3lst the English Government declared war against the French, their usual part in the ceremony being taken by the two Troops of Life Guards in London. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Summary Book Review The Story of the Household Cavalry, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) by George Arthur:
Download or read book The Story of the Household Cavalry, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) written by George Arthur and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2016-10-12 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from The Story of the Household Cavalry, Vol. 1 The chief aim of this Book will have been fulfilled if its perusal should remind those now serving in the Household Cavalry that devotion to duty, alike in peace and in war, is for them an inherited tradition - that in long bygone days, not less than in more recent times, both Life Guards and Blues exhibited the same high qualities which in the nineteenth century elicited the unaffected admiration and unstinted praise Of the foremost military authorities. The references strewn up and down the following pages may serve to indicate with sufficient particularity the greater number of the authorities consulted. Every effort has been made to derive information from the best, and especially from original and hitherto unknown, sources. I have, in the first place, to express my most earnest and dutiful thanks to the august colonel-in-chief of the Household Cavalry, His Majesty the King, for his gracious permission to make use Of the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, where a considerable portion Of my task has been executed - with the additional advantage that I was able to seek the expert counsel and rely on the kindly proffered advice Of the Librarian, Mr. John Fortescue. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Summary Book Review Westminster Abbey. Memorial Service for Members of the Household Cavalry Who Died During the War by Naval & Military Press:
Download or read book Westminster Abbey. Memorial Service for Members of the Household Cavalry Who Died During the War written by Naval & Military Press and published by . This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 2nd April 1919 at 12 noon a Memorial Service for the Fallen of the Household Cavalry was held in Westminster Abbey in the presence of the King and Queen and the Queen Mother (Queen Alexandra), conducted by the Dean. Music was provided by the bands of the three regiments, 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards (the Blues). The first part of this booklet contains the form of Service and this is followed by the Roll of Honour which features not just the three Regiments but also the Household (infantry) Battalion, formed in September 1916 from the three Reserve Regiments and from Yeomanry Regiments, it served in the trenches till disbanded in February 1918; the Guards MG Regiment formed in April/May 1918 when the three Mounted Regiments were converted to three MG battalions; and the 520th (Household)Siege Battery RGA formed in April 1918. Warrant Officer and NCO ranks may need some explaining: a Sergeant is a Corporal of Horse, a Sergeant Major is a Corporal Major, so the RSM in the Household Cavalry is the RCM, or Regimental Corporal Major. Private soldiers were Troopers.
Summary Book Review Guards Division Divisional Troops Household Cavalry Squadron, Cavalry Cyclist Company, 61,74, 75 and 76 Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Divisional Ammunition Column and Divisional Trench Mortar Batteries by :
Download or read book Guards Division Divisional Troops Household Cavalry Squadron, Cavalry Cyclist Company, 61,74, 75 and 76 Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Divisional Ammunition Column and Divisional Trench Mortar Batteries written by and published by . This book was released on 2015-07-25 with total page 1014 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The War Diaries for the Great War, held under WO95, represent one of the most popular record collections held at the National Archives, Kew, London. For researchers and family historians, the War Diaries contain a wealth of information of far greater interest than the army could ever have predicted. They provide unrivalled insight into daily events on the front line and are packed with fascinating detail. They contain no modern editing, opinions or poorly judged comments, just the war day by day, written by the men who fought this 'War to end all Wars. They are without question, the most important source of information available on the war on the Western Front. Full colour facsimile of each page with specially created chronological index. What is a War Diary? The headquarters of each unit and formation of the British Army in the field was ordered to maintain a record of its location, movements and activities. For the most part, these details were recorded on a standard army form headed 'War diary or intelligence summary'. What details are given? Details given vary greatly, depending on the nature of the unit, what it was doing and, to some extent, the style of the man writing it. The entries vary from very simple and repetitive statements like 'Training' up to many pages of description when a unit was in battle. Production of the diary was the responsibility of the Adjutant of the headquarters concerned. Is there any other information or documents with the diaries? Some diaries have other documentation attached, such as maps, operational orders and after-action reports.
Summary Book Review Last Stand at Zandvoorde, 1914 by Mike McBride:
Download or read book Last Stand at Zandvoorde, 1914 written by Mike McBride and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2016-11-30 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Being the son of the Duke of Westminster, whose family traces its lineage back to 1066, Lord Hugh Grosvenor was destined to become a cavalry officer in the prestigious 1st Regiment of Life Guards. Using unpublished letters home and contemporary accounts Noble Sacrifice describes Lord Hughs embarkation for France and the early mounted encounters which halted the enemy onslaught against the contemptible little army. These led to the stalemate of trench warfare and found Lord Hugh and his Squadron holding out at Zandvoorde during the First Battle of Ypres 1914 and being annihilated by superior numbers of enemy forces in some of the most desperate fighting of the First World War. Due to the advances in military hardware, the war for Lord Hugh and his comrades marked a turning point in cavalry tactics.As well as being a dramatic account of Lord Hugh Grosvenors last stand, Noble Sacrifice is a very personal story of courage and self-sacrifice. This heroic yet tragic story has a mysterious twist. The bodies of Lord Hugh and his 100 soldiers were never found - it was as if they had never existed.
Summary Book Review Old Contemptibles by Andrew Thornton:
Download or read book Old Contemptibles written by Andrew Thornton and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The historical narrative of the British Expeditionary Force and its actions during 1914 has been extensively covered by many authors, as has their operational performance against the German Army. This book focuses on a selection of some of the men who served with the B.E.F. in 1914 and their experiences during the fighting as they described them to relatives and friends at home, and to journalists when they returned home wounded or on leave. This book is about the soldiers' stories, and the men who have been selected for inclusion, as representatives of all of their comrades, served in the ranks. The book has been divided into two parts. The first is a chronological narrative, consisting of extracts from letters, biographies and newspaper articles that chronicle the experiences of the soldiers at the front during 1914, while the second section is composed of a further selection of material that tells the stories of some of the Old Contemptibles in the years that followed, both at war and in civilian life when they left the Army. The first-hand accounts that have been included are drawn from reports published in regional newspapers. Thirsty for descriptions of the fighting in France and Flanders, the local press made appeals for relatives to provide letters that they had received from their relatives at the front. The book will be the first of a series on the lives and experiences of some of the men (and women) who served with the British Expeditionary Force between 5 August and 22 November 1914. Future planned volumes will be devoted to the "First Seven Divisions" - the infantry of the B.E.F. - as well as the Indian Corps, Royal Naval Division and other ancillary and support services deployed to France and Belgium during the first months of the Great War. With this first volume, the focus is on the lives and experiences of a few of the men who served with the Household Cavalry, the Cavalry of the Line, the Special Reservists of the North Irish Horse and South Irish Horse, and the Yeomanry regiments who deployed to France and Flanders and qualified for the award of the 1914 Star. While two regular and two Territorial Force regiments served as Divisional Cavalry, and the North Irish and South Irish units were attached to Corps and General Headquarters, the vast majority of the mounted regiments formed part of the Cavalry Divisions. Initially, there was a single Cavalry Division of four brigades, as well as an independent brigade, but in September 1914 these were reorganised into two formations. A third Cavalry Division was raised in England during September and initially consisted of two brigades; one formed from the three regiments of the Household Cavalry and another from two units that had returned from garrison duties in South Africa. The 3rd Cavalry Division landed in Belgium between 7 and 8 October, and was later joined by another regular regiment recalled from Egypt and two Yeomanry units that deployed to the front between 31 October and 3 November. Also included in the book are letters and biographies of soldiers of the Royal Horse Artillery batteries, Field Squadrons of the Royal Engineers, and other representatives of the support services that formed an essential component of the Cavalry Divisions. It is hoped that this collection of material will be of interest to researchers, medal collectors, military, local and family historians, and those who are interested in the lives of soldiers who served during the Great War.