Herts V.R, by J Sainsbury, subtitled 'An account of the Hertfordshire Volunteer Regiment and other units of the Volunteer Training Corps and the Volunteer Force raised in Hertfordshire 1914-1921'
Book published by Hart in 2005, 125 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4743)
Brand New Book
Following the outbreak of war in August 1914, patriotic men throughout the country formed local volunteer corps with a view to supplementing the Army in the event of German invasion. The government was unwilling to accept their services until the spring of 1916 and maintained an uneasy relationship with what became the Volunteer Training Corps.
However, shortage of manpower and the need to regulate its use led to the conversion of V.T.C. units into units of the Volunteer Force - part of the Armed Forces of the Crown and a forerunner of Britain's Second World War Home Guard. This book tells the story of the Volunteer Training Corps and the Volunteer Force in detail, both nationally and in Hertfordshire, where three infantry battalions were raised, together with medical and transport sub-units. The book is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs.
Please note that although new, the book does have very slight wear along the outside cover edges from where it has been stored on the shelves