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    Soldiers of Shropshire (Images of England) (Paperback) By (author) Peter Duckers

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    DescriptionFor generations, the county of Shropshire has maintained a range of volunteer military units - infantry, cavalry, artillery, medical and the rest - which have served effectively and loyally in peacetime and in war. In times of national emergency, their numbers have been swelled by the creation if new military formations, raised purely to meet the crisis of war and which, their duty done, have ceased to exist. This book (a companion to The King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1881 - 1968 in the Images of England series), presents a selection of photographs of these 'part-time' soldiers of Shropshire between peacetime and through two World Wars, on ceremonial duty, on active service and in training. The photographs follow the story of the Shropshire Yeomanry, the local Militia, the Rifle Volunteers, the Territorial Army and the Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery from the 1870s towards the present day, with additional glances at other short-lived or war-raised units which were called into existence as need demanded. As with other countries, Shropshire has fought hard to maintain its military connections and to preserve and enhance their fine reputation. It is hoped that the publication of these photographs will be a reminder of that proud heritage and be of general interest to military historians and to veterans and families of those who served their country.

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    Soldiers of Shropshire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Duckers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752418667
    ISBN 10: 0752418661

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BIC subject category V2: JWTR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEMP
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, BIO008000
    DC22: 356.1130941
    DC21: 355.31094245
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEMP
    Thema V1.0: WQH, JWT
    Illustrations note
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    PETER DUCKERS is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.