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Barnsley Pals [Kindle Edition]

Jon Cooksey
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The ‘Pals” battalions were a phenomenon of the Great War, never repeated since. Under Lord Derby’s scheme, and in response to Kitchener’s famous call for a million volunteers, local communities raised (and initially often paid for) entire battalions for service on the Western Front.

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A history of the two battalions raised by Barnsley and the story of the men who enlisted in them, culminating in their virtual destruction at Serre on 1st July 1916. A superbly researched work with many personal experiences of survivors, fascinating, contemporary photos and exceptionally fine maps. --Naval and Military Press

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 31540 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (15 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5U34W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #340,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly researched account 2 Nov. 2014
For me, historical non-fiction has to be first, readable and second, well annotated. John Cooksey has produced a well-written account and shared his research with a wide audience. Direct quotes are properly acknowledged throughout the text and there are useful appendices giving details of nominal rolls and gallantry awards. The only missing element is an index and for that reason alone, this gets four stars from me rather than five. Nevertheless, this work is a fitting tribute to Kitchener's Barnsley volunteers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent volume - highly recommended 26 Nov. 2013
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i've read several of these battalion histories as part of a family research project, and while i think they're all very worthy books this one is particularly recommended. a fantastic piece of work that should be read by all yorkshire schoolchildren. it also has some interesting cross references to the sheffield city battalion, which is a harder book to get hold of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars eye opener 17 Jan. 2014
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I come fron the Barnsley area so it was interesting to read a local story. also my Grandma's first husband died in the first worlw war when he was only nineteen so it was also a personal interest. It was a real eye opener to read how the soldiers had to practice with broom handles as they had no real guns or very few, also no uniforms for ages..really good read
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Very interesting book which is well researched and contains some great photos. Recommended.
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