Other books byRay Westlake
This is a pictorial record, supported by an informative text, of the men and divisions known as Kitchener's Army in the First World War. Through the use of the copious and rare photographs, the author describes the war service of the 30 divisions, the reserve battalions, and service battalions. Many photographs are of ordinary soldiers and, through their faces, we can share the strains of war. It is an indispensable reference work for all students of the First World War.
The British Army of August 1914
An Illustrated Directory
This book provides a listing of all the Regiments and Corps of the British Army that were in existence when war was declared in August 1914, its scope being the Regular Army, Special Reserve, Territorial Force, contingents of the Officers Training Corps, and other recognized cadet units. It is intended to help researchersmilitary, local and family, professional or amateur to establish what constituted the British Army on the eve of the Great War and to easily find the location of each unit.
English and Welsh Infantry Regiments
An Illustrated Record of Service 1662-1994
This unique work of reference provides a comprehensive recordfrom Tangier in 1662 to Bosnia in 1994of every country in which each regiment has served. It includes details of all campaigns, battles, and engagements; titles and designations; nicknames and their origins; uniforms with facing colors; and badges. Nowhere else can this information be found in one all-embracing volume.
Tracing British Battalions on the Somme
Although seventy-eight years have passed since the Battle of the Somme was fought, interest in this, the bloodiest battle of the First World War, has never waned. Ray Westlake has collated all the information so painstakingly gathered, to produce a comprehensive compendium of the exact movements of every battalion involved in the battle. This book is invaluable not only to researchers but to all those visiting the battlefield and anxious to trace the movements of their forbears.