The Bantams

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When volunteers were called for at the outbreak of the First World War, new recruits had to be at least 5 feet 3 inches tall with a minimum chest size of 34 inches. It soon became clear that valuable manpower was being wasted and new 'bantam' regiments were raised to accommodate the undersized soldiers. This updated edition of a book first published in 1981 tells the story of the 50,000 men who served in over 20 British and Canadian bantam battalions.

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The Bantams

The Bantams

Hardback312pp Illustrated

9781848840300     Product Code: 225073

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When volunteers were called for at the outbreak of the First World War, new recruits had to be at least 5 feet 3 inches tall with a minimum chest size of 34 inches. It soon became clear that valuable manpower was being wasted and new 'bantam' regiments were raised to accommodate the undersized soldiers. This updated edition of a book first published in 1981 tells the story of the 50,000 men who served in over 20 British and Canadian bantam battalions.

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