Royal Pioneers 1945-1993 (Major E. R. Elliott) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Hanley Swan: The Self Publishing Association Ltd, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: When the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps initially formed in October 1939 it was said that no formation of the Army started its existence in less auspicious circumstances and suffering such severe handicaps. Hurriedly mobilised, some 10,000 cavalry and infantry reservists were despatched to France during these early days of the conflict. That military labour survived this period was due largely to the supply of highly motivated officers: men who imposed a high standard of conduct and efficiency in their formations and, above all, were able to lift the flagging morale of their men.
Pioneers went on to perform a wide variety of tasks, taking part in the landings of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy. It was an enormous, world-wide commitment which may be fairly judged from the fact that by 1945 the Pioneer Corps included 12,000 officers and controlled a labour force, both mi…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 444 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Military Army catalogue?