Автор:Brian Tilley Название: Tynedale in the Great War: (Your Towns and Cities in the Great War) Издательство: Pen and Sword ISBN: 1473828015 Год: 2016 Формат: PDF Размер: 16,5 МБ Язык: Английский Количество страниц: 176
The remote moors and valleys around Hexham in Northumberland have been producing fighting men for countless millennia. From repelling invading Romans and Vikings, to locking swords with William Wallace's rampaging Scots, and the lawless days of the Border Reivers, the men of Tynedale have always rallied to the cause. So when Kitchener's call went out in 1914, Tynedale's farmers, estate workers, pitmen and the gentry flocked to the colours in their thousands. Pitched straight into the front line against battle-hardened German troops just a week after landing in France in 1915, the Tynedale-based Territorials, the 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, acquitted themselves so well they received a personal commendation from the Allied Commander in Chief, Sir John French.