A New Battlefield: The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea 1950-51 :: David R. Orr & David Truesdale

A New Battlefield: The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea 1950-51 :: David R. Orr & David Truesdale soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Solihull: Helion & Company, 2011, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Signed by the authors, without dedication, on the half-title page without provenance. A limited printing of 500 copies of which this is number 178. Includes: Order of battle; Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; List of abbreviations; Roll of honour; Glossary; Appendices (5);

From the cover: Since the publication of The Rifles Are There in 2005, which dealt with the Island 2nd Battalions Royal Ulster Rifles in the Second World War, it was felt by many that a follow-up volume dealing with the Korean conflict was overdue. A limited yet competent history had been produced in 1953 by the then Adjutant Captain Hugh Hamill, although this has been long out of print.

A New Battlefield follows the Battalion as it prepares for the first major conflict fought by Britain since the defeat of the Japanese in 1945. During the summer of 1950 the Battalion was stationed at Sobraon Barracks in Colchester, it was in the process of being issued with desert kit for a tour of duty at Khartoum in the Sudan and its numbers were just under four hundred men. For service in Korea these numbers had to be drastically increased and drafts of volunteers and reservists were brought in from various sources. Consequently this Irish Battalion contained men from the Lancastrian Brigade, Welsh Brigade, Mercian Brigade, the Light Infantry and other Battalions of the Irish Brigade. The Irish Brigade also reinforced other regiments, the Ro…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Military catalogue?


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