57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot was a regiment of line infantry in the British Army. The regiment started out as the 59th Regiment of Foot raised in Gloucester in 1755. After the disbandment of the 50th Regiment of Foot and the 51st Regiment of Foot in 1756, it became the 57th Regiment of Foot. In 1782, it was given a county connection, becoming the "57th (the West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot."The 57th Regiment earned their nickname of "the Die Hards" after their participation in the Battle of Albuera, one of the bloodiest battles of the Peninsular War, fought on the 16 May 1811. The commanding officer of the 57th, Colonel Inglis, was struck down by a charge of canister shot which hit him in the neck and left breast. He refused to be carried to the rear for treatment, but lay in front of his men calling on them to hold their position and when the fight reached its fiercest cried, "Die hard the 57th, die hard!."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135761668
  • 9786135761665