The Civil Service Rifles in the Great War, by Jill Knight
Published by Pen & Sword in 2005, 240 pages. Paperback (N3528)
Brand New Book
Made up entirely of volunteer civil servants and their friends and despite the Government's reluctance to release them, the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles fought with distinction in several battles and campaigns during the First World War, including Loos, the Somme, Messines, Cambrai, Salonika and Palestine. As casualties mounted, the Rifles' spirit and loyalties strengthened, and this book provides a fascinating history of the regiment and the men that served in it. The Author draws on numerous personal accounts, graphically written, as well as official records.