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British Territorial Units 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms) [Kindle Edition]

Ray Westlake , Mike Chappell
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Book Description

In his Army Reforms of 1906/07 the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane, provided for an expeditionary force - the Regular Army supplemented by the old Militia - and a new organisation intended for home defence, the Territorial Force. This new 'Citizen's Army' was formed by the transfer of the Honourable Artillery Company, Imperial Yeomanry and Volunteer Force, all with many years of service and tradition. At the outbreak of World War I, the Territorial Force was organised as per the Regular Army, with infantry battalions, artillery, engineers, supply and medical formations. This title takes a highly detailed and illustrated look at the badges and uniforms and the changing organisation of the British Territorial units during World War I. It also covers the combat experiences of the men who soon found themselves in service overseas, in the thick of the fighting.


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Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled illustrated reference on the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.

About the Author

Ray Westlake has had a long standing fascination with the Territorial Units of the British Army. He has published numeous volumes on British units during the Great War, covering Gallipoli and the Somme. In this, his first title for Osprey, he brings his expertise and research to bear in a close look at the Territorial Forces during this period.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2644 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (June 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CNOSNUU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,596,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A COMPLICATED SUBJECT May 1, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
OSPREY'S ENTRY REGARDING THE BRITISH TERRITORIAL UNITS ROLE IN WORLD WAR 1 IS A GREAT PIECE OF RESEARCH BY THE AUTHOR RAY WESTLAKE. NAMING EVERY UNIT IN THE TERRITORIAL FORCE IN ALL BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE AND THEIR PLACE OF ORIGIN, HE DOES A RATHER NEAT JOB OF COVERING A FAIRLY COMPLEX SUBJECT. ORIGINALLY RAISED TO DEFEND THE HOMELAND, THESE TERRITORIAL UNITS SERVED ON THE WESTERN FRONT, THE SALONIKA FRONT, GALLIPOLI, AND IN EGYPT-PALESTINE. THE AUTHOR GIVES A SUMMATION OF EACH DIVISIONS ROLE IN WORLD WAR I. A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION BEING THEY REINFORCED A DEVASTATED PROFESSIONAL BRITISH ARMY IN THE WAKE OF TREMENDOUS LOSSES IN 1914-1915, BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF "KITCHENER'S ARMY." ON THE TOPIC OF BADGES AND INSIGNIA, HE MAKES AS MUCH SENSE OUT OF THIS COMPLICATED TOPIC, AS ANY AUTHOR WITH ONLY A LIMITED SPACE COULD. ONE WONDERS IF A VOLUME 2 MIGHT BE IN ORDER SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Osprey does it again April 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Covers another subject little known about. The formation and what happened each division and seperate units is dicussed in detail. The majority being used to fill up regular divisions. Uniforms and location of units is covered also. Pictures ans color plates are a plus
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic drawings September 25, 2012
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Ray Westlake is a recognised authority on British regimental, yeomanry and territorial units. Many of these units had very distinctive and colourful insignia which helped in unit recoginition in an overall drab uniformity during the Great War. The breakdown and overall survey of these markings is largely beautifully complemented by some truly inspired drawings by Mike Chappell.
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