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Title: The History of the Suffolk Regiment 1946-1959.
Description: Leo Cooper, London, (1988), Ist edition.. 276 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "..covers the Regiment in action in Palestine, India, Malaya, Trieste and Cyprus, as well as when soldiering in Egypt, Greece, BAOR and at home. A complete chapter is devoted to the activities of the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Territorial battalions..Each chapter describes a tour of duty of one battalion in a particular posting and is divided into two parts: the first paints a general picture of the role of the battalion showing why it was there and what it was like to be there with some mention of events of note. The second part of the chapter contains a detailed chonological account of the experiences of the battalion..In Malaya the Regiment won for itself between 1949 and 1953 a reputation unequalled throughout the whole 12-year Emergency there by any other British battalion. While the chapter devoted to Malaya provides the core of the book the other chapters reveal a continous thread of devotion to duty and the author is not exaggerating when he speaks in his preface of 'a quiet, grim determination in the face of extremely hostile conditions' to do a worthwhile job as being characteristic of the Suffolk Regiment until the very end." Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has small ghost sticker mark on inside of front flap, minor edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+.

Keywords: Regimental History, Suffolk Regiment, Palestine, British Army, India, Malaya, Trieste, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Baor, Cambridgeshire Territorial Batttalions, Colonels, Roll of Honour, Honours, Awards, Quartermasters, Sergeant Majors, Adjutants, Comman

Price: US$ 35.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 14881

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