68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

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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 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1758 and amalgamated into The Durham Light Infantry in 1881. The regiment was raised by the redesignation of the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Regiment of Foot on the 22nd April 1758, ranked as the 68th Regiment of Foot; it was considered the successor to a previous 68th Foot raised in 1745 and disbanded the following year by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford. It was placed under the command of Colonel John Lambton and first saw action in France during the Seven Years War. This action consisted of descents upon the French coast to disturb privateers in the area, distract the French army and relieve pressure on Britain allies, the Prussians. These activities included the Battle of St Cast where the 68th would see it first action. The Regiment then sat out the remainder of the war and remained on garrison duty around Britain.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135761358
  • 9786135761351