The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)
The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)
The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)
The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)
The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)

The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)

£29.99
The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton (Signed by the author)
The Yarn of a Yeoman, by S.F. Hatton

Hardback published by Hurchinson, 286 pages (S8301NWSO)

Signed by the author with an inscription on the first inside page, reading 'To old pal, hoping it will revive memories, sincerely yours, S.F. Hatton'

With the emphasis on the lighter side of military life, despite the grim nature of the fighting described, this memoir takes us into the world of a Middlesex Yeoman during the Great War. Originally intended as mounted Horse, the Yeomanry, after initial training in Egypt, were flung into the furnace of Gallipoli as humble infantrymen. The fierce fighting reduced the unit to a strength of less than fifty. Back in Egypt, to their joy, the Yeomanry got their horses and patrolled the Suez Canal until they were despatched to the Salonika front in northern Greece. Their final Great War campaign was Allenby's successful thrust across the Sinai into Palestine and Syria, and the Yeomanry's battle honours included Gaza, Philistia, Judea, Jerusalem, the Jordan, Megiddo and Damascus.

The condition of the book is generally ok. The cover boards have several scuffs and blemishes, and some nibbling, fraying and bumping along the edges and corners, and their is light spine roll along the left hand edge. Inside the spine is intact and all pages are intact and bound. There is foxing and yellowing to the inside pages throughout, and a name in pen on the inside front cover.
Condition New