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Good in parts
on 3 March 2015
Good in parts, but with an error on Page 92, chapter relating to World War I, gives an incorrect picture of the Territorial battalions, suggesting that the 1/ and 2/ prefixes on battalion numbers were due to subsequent raisings after devastating casualties. In fact, all Yeomanry Regiments, and Territorial Force battalions duplicated, and later triplicated to form first, second and third lines of the original unit. In time, the first lines went to the front, soon followed by the second lines, with most third lines acting as reserve for the other two. Some units even formed fourth lines, which acted as the reserve, releasing the third line unit for frontline duties. Essentially each new "line" acted as a new battalion, operating in newly numbered Territorial divisions. For further information, see Brig EA James' British Regiments 1914 - 1918.
Amalgamation charts from p 114 onwards are well laid out and easy to follow.