Only the Enemy in Front (every Other Beggar Behind…): The Recce Corps at War, 1940-1946 :: Richard Doherty

Only the Enemy in Front (every Other Beggar Behind…): The Recce Corps at War, 1940-1946 :: Richard Doherty soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Tom Donovan, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: Only the Enemy in Front (the title is taken from the unofficial motto of the Recce Corps) is the first comprehensive history of this spearhead fighting Corps formed in 1941 to replace the divisional cavalry regiments which had traditionally performed this role but which were transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps after Dunkirk.

The standard reconnaissance battalion carried twice as much firepower as its infantry counterpart: it was designed to move quickly in armoured recce cars, universal carriers and trucks; and it was to send its information back by wireless. Sir Arthur Bryant summarised the role as that of the cats whiskers…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Military catalogue?

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