Part Two: Arras to the Armistice
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the second book in Steven Fuller’s history of the 1st Bedfordshires covers the period between October 1916 and the end of the war. Drawing on both official and personal sources, this account examines the battalion’s involvement in the Battle of Arras, at Passchendaele, on the Italian front, against the German Spring Offensive of 1918, and in the final 100 days that brought the First World War to a close.
Part One: Mons to the Somme
This first part of the Bedfordshires' story charts their first defiant defence among the slag heaps of Mons in August 1914 and their part in the First and Second Battles of Ypres, through to the ferocious fighting at Morval on the Somme in the autumn of 1916.