Pre WW1 Famous Regiments of the British Army Publication
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For sale is a Pre WW1 Publication Titled; “Famous Regiments of the British Army: Their Origin and Services” by W H Davenport Adams”. This book is in good condition, and has a beautifully decorated front cover. This was published in 1870.The preface of this book states; “IN comparison with the enduring popularity of the navy, the sister service in England has hardly obtained its due share of public attention; and while a hundred volumes have recorded the achievements of our sailors, but few have been devoted to the heroic exploits of our soldiers. Yet is the story of their deeds well worth the telling. As the motto of the Royal Marines indicates-Ubique per mare et terram-they have vindicated the honour of our country and maintained its power, under every clime and on the shores of every sea. They have encountered the finest troops of Europe as well as the multitudinous hosts of Asia, and on an equal field have never been defeated. The army of no other nation has had an experience so varied, or a his tory so remarkable; nor has the army of any other nation enjoyed a career of such uninterrupted success. Its stan dards have waved triumphantly on the Indus and the Tagus, on the S. Lawrence and the Seine; and the thunder of its guns has resounded on the coast of the Euxine and among the passes of the Pyrenees. Apart from the resolute valour and solidarity of its soldiers, the English army owes much, undoubtedly, to certain effective peculiarities of its regimental system. Each regiment has its traditions of glory which inspire and main tain that esprit de corps so valuable in the hour of peril, so animating in the crisis of battle. In the following pages, therefore, while recording some of the most memorable incidents in our military history, we have arranged them with reference to the reg ments which participated in them, and connected the annals of the army with the chronicles of some of its Famous Regiments. We have sketched the career of the Royals, the Buffs, the Black Watch, the Connaught Rangers, the Enniskilleners, the Scots Greys, the Welsh Fusiliers, the 4th Foot, and the Guards; regiments of which any have merited the gratitude of their countrymen. But let army might be prond, and whose achievement it not be thought that these exhaust the Famous Regiments of the British Army. Others are not less worthy of the and in making that selection we have been guided by a historian's pen, but our limits confine us to anarrow selection, wish to do justice to various branches of the service, and to United Kingdom . indicate the national characteristics of each portion of the It is needful to state that this little volume makes no pretensions to be considered a History of the British Army A subject so vast and so important would require a more extended canvas. Nor does it do more than incidentally touch upon many of the memorable battles in which the British army has been engaged. But it records the story of certain Famous Regiments: describes their origin and relates their services; recounts their moving accidents by flood and field: 'and narrates the most brilliant episodes of many a stirring conflict and protracted siege. The best authorities have been carefully consulted, and if we have not always indicated our obligations it has been from a desire to avoid overloading our unpretending pages with a host of references. We have written with no wish to foster a bellicose spirit. We regard war as an evil which is only endurable when its cause is strictly just, but no love of peace should deaden an admiration of brilliant valour and unquailing heroism. War, like peace, has its virtues, which only the fanatic will undervalue. Happily England no longer wages aggressive strife, and will not again gird on the sword but with good reason. Fight for how long, how broad, how great and large Th' extent and bounds of the purple o Rome shall be: But to retain what our great ancestors, We not now With all their labours, counsels, arts and actions, For us were purchasing so many years. Ben Jonson. W. H. D. A.” This will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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