'Three Cheers for the Derrys!' - A History of the 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WW1

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'Three Cheers for the Derrys!' - A History of the 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WW1
'Three Cheers for the Derrys!' - A History of the 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the 1914-18 War, by Gardiner S. Mitchell

Published by Yes! in 2008, 240 pages. Large Softback - c.19.5cm by 27cm (N4564)

This book tells the fascinating history of the 10th (Derry) Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the First World War, and is based on the recollections of the final veterans who fought in the battalion during the war.

It is a moving history, and one that offers a startlingly honest account of the suffering, hardship, comradeship and bravery of the young men who fought in the Battalion. It thus provides detailed first-hand, realistic, and non-sanitised testimonies of once naive young men who swiftly matured in the battle-hardened regions of France and Belgium. The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, and chapters include:

  • Enlisting
  • The formation of the Battalion
  • Training in England
  • France at last
  • Mailly-Maillet
  • The Big Push
  • Back to the Front
  • Return to Thiepval
  • Gas! Gas!
  • Plug Street
  • The Battle of Messines Ridge
  • Home on leave
  • Passchendaele
  • Trench Mortar Tragedy
  • Battle of Cambrai
  • Trench Fever
  • Death of the Battalion
  • St Quentin
  • German Offensive Match 1918
  • Working behind German Lines
  • POW Germany
  • Armistice
  • Going Home
  • and much more!

This book is the revised second edition that was published in 2008 (the book first appeared in 1991), and is completely revised and enlarged from the the original, with the inclusion of lots more photographs. In addition, there is a detailed Roll of Honour at the back of the bok, and this will undoubtedly be immensley useful for anyone seeking information on relatives who served with the 10th Inniskillings in the Great War.

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, with only very light nibbling and wear along the edges, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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