The Kent Yeomanry, by Boris Mollo
Book published by Tempus in 2006, 128 pages. Paperback (N6214X1)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: As the armies of the new French Republic swept through Europe, William Pitt called for a cavalry force to defend our shores. Kent's response was swift and yeomanries were formed in both East and West Kent. Since the early years, when duties involved maintaining public order and acting as a defence in case of invasion, the troops of the Kent Yeomanry have played a crucial part in a variety of major conflicts, including as a volunteer force in the Boer War, as infantry in the First World War, and as artillery in the Second World War.
This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the proud tradition of the yeomanry, through an extensive collection of photographs that follows the soldiers of Kent in service at home and overseas, from the trenches of Gallipoli to the beach at Dunkirk, since the first photographs of the regiments in the 1860's to their amalgamation in 1961.