Dorset’s close ties with the British Army go back to the 18th century and the formation of two Regiments of Foot. They later merged, becoming the Dorset Regiment. Its battle honours reflect the nation’s history and include the Indian North-West Frontier, the Boer War, Gallipoli, the trenches of the Western Front, the Normandy Landings, Arnhem, Kohima, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Also included are full accounts of the Dorset Rifle Volunteers; the Dorset Yeomany; Barracks, Tented Camps, Forts and Gunsites, Memorials, Military Museums and Dorset’s historic role in the wars of the 20th century. The First was marked by the arrival of the tank, which still exercises on Dorset’s ranges. The Second by the transformation of the county into an armed fortress as both British and American troops set up camp in the months before D-Day.
Paperback, with nearly 100 black and white illustrations 96 pages