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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (27 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848842473
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848842472
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 903,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Baker VINE VOICE on 26 Nov. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Can there be any more Kitchener infantry battalions, especially the locally raised "pals", waiting to have a history written? Surely there can not be many. This one, the 22nd (Service) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers - raised, as the title suggests, in Kensington in London - already has a good if rather short published history in Christopher Stone's "Short history of 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the Great War". So was Geoff Inglis' work necessary and is it a worthwhile purchase? In my view, a resounding yes on both counts.

This battalion benefits from having an unusually extensive archive and a good deal of published work covering its activities. This provides an excellent background for compilation of a detailed history. But "Never lost a yard of trench" goes further, not least due to the fact that the author met several battalion veterans, as the work on the book began many years ago and was interrupted for a long spell. The personal touch, as well as the author's evident expertise and enthusiasm, makes this one of the best of the modern pals histories - and that is going some, as there have been many fine examples of the art. The narrative is rich, detailed and the story well told, profusely illustrated with photographs and some good sketch maps.

The Kensingtons came under command of 99th Infantry Brigade, originally of 33rd Division, but transferred after arrival in France to the regular 2nd Division. It saw much action during the war, notably on the Somme, at Oppy (Arras) and Cambrai, before falling victim of reorganisation in early 1918 when the battalion was disbanded. "Never lost a yard of trench " is an excellent example of modern scholarship and writing, and a fine epitaph to an interesting unit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Longchamps on 26 Aug. 2013
Format: Hardcover
I can add little to the reviews above other than my own 5 stars. The author combines a first-class account of the battalion's history with a high degree of personalization. By halfway through the book I felt I was getting to know the characters - both officers and other ranks - and found myself casting back to earlier pages to remind myself of their own origins and what they looked like in the many fine photographs. The whole book gives an excellent rendering of the 'feel' of the times: no easy matter when one remembers the Great War happened a lot closer to the Crimean War than to our own times.

Finally, the text is highly readable; so often I found myself turning the pages because I wanted to know what happened next. All in all, this is an excellent book for both researcher and casual reader alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Howard on 1 Nov. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Cobbled together in 1914, they were an undeniable group of men who believed in loyalty, duty and each other. They became the Kensington Battalion and in their letters they left honest and vivid accounts from No Man's Land, and memories of joking about in the trenches.

I was struck by the story of 2nd Lt Jeffcoat who risked all, brought back barely alive but still wanting for his Colonel's approval before he died. At times, read more like a novel, it is absolutely incredible to think stories like this are still out there. You can see that it was properly researched and why such a spirited story endures.

Extraordinary, a real gem and highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dean Bagwell on 6 Sept. 2014
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I have never written a product review before, but was moved to do so on this occasion.

A well written and informative account on the Kensingtons. I purchased this book as I have been researching my great granddad. To my absolute delight I found a paragraph directly quoting him. I am only sorry that he died before the author began his research, so could not be interviewed for the book. Well done Mr Inglis.
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