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The first gun shots of the Great War, Hull Men at the Front in 1914-15
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon Dinsdale
The first months and years of the Great War are often over shadowed by the huge offensives of 1916-1917. The battles of 1914 were critical for the BEF and the French Army ensuring the European War would develop into a world war. All the men at war in 1914 were professional servicemen or Reservists called back to the military in August 1914. Over 100 Hull men were serving with the Coldstream Guards in 1914, whilst many more were amongst the ranks the East Yorkshire Regiment. This is the story of some of the Hull men serving in the army, navy and Mercantile Marine in 1914 and those that supplemented their decimated numbers in 1915. The 4th East Yorkshire Regiment a Territorial Battalion made up of hundreds of Hull men left for France in April 1915 and became involved in the Second Battle Of Ypres just six days later.
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