Birmingham Pals


14th, 15th & 16th (Service) Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment - A History of the Three City Battalions Raised in Birmingham in World War One

By: Terry Carter
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Series: Pals
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781848844223
Published: 3rd October 2011
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£18.75

Birmingham Pals

In the summer of 1914, our finest young men flocked to the colours in Northern towns and cities to answer Lord Kitchener's 'Call to Arms' in a spontaneous burst of enthusiasm and patriotism. The Call appealed to their sense of adventure and offered an escape from the humdrum life of office, factory and mill.

The new recruits volunteered with brothers, cousins, friends and work mates. The newly-formed units became the focus of local civic pride and soon became known as the Pals. The City of Birmingham formed three such battalions with over 3,000 local volunteers. This book tells their story.

Birmingham Pals is a story that covers the full range of human experience in war - the highest courage and bravery, the misery and tedium of trench life, the exhilaration, terror and slaughter involved in 'going over the top'. Above all, it is a story of interest to people of all backgrounds and ages, as a tale of comradeship, which, for many survivors, was to last a life time.

 




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