Saturday Night Soldiers - The 4th Battalion of the Lincolsnhire Regiment in World War II, by John Benson
Book published by Richard Kay, 218 pages. Paperback (N5066)
From the rear side cover: The Saturday Night Soldiers in the 1930's were the voluntary back up reserve for the British Army in a country which had no conscription in the days of pace - conscription was introduced only when war seemed to be becoming inevitable. Almost every town of any size in Britain had its Terriers and men across the whole social spectrum enlisted for perhaps as many reasons as there were men. Patriotism was a reason but far from the only one. The 4th battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment was no different from the many others around the country except perhaps that, because of the size of the county and the relative sparsity of population, men came from places as far apart as forty miles.
This book is an account of the fortunes and misfortunes of the 4th Battalion which was formed from a company in Boston in the South East of the area and Lincoln in the West and North, with units in Horncastle, Spilsby and Alford. The book traces their fortunes from their initial deployment to Norway followed by Iceland and, in 1944, to landings in Normandy immediately after D-Day and their progress through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover