This Day In History

  • 1916 On the Somme, 1st East Lancashires attack at Le Transloy through “a vast lake of mud pitted with shell-holes”, losing all the officers, warrant officers and senior NCOs of the assaulting companies and a total of 362 other ranks.
  • 1918 11th East Lancashires (the Accrington Pals) liberate the large towns of Turcoing and Wattrelos.
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Our Regiments  enjoy a rich literary treasure-trove of books which detail the exploits of Lancashire’s Lads and their predecessors down the centuries and across the World.
 By Lieutenant Colonel Neil Bannatyne

First published in 1923. The Old Three Tens travelled widely and saw action on many bloody fields … MORE and ORDER …

 By Major General Sir Lothian Nicholson KCB CMG

First published in 1936. This facsimile edition  … (MORE and ORDER) …

First published in 1953. This facsimile edition  …(MORE and ORDER) … 
 By Colonel B.R. Mullaly

First published 1952. Whether against the French at Quebec and in  the Peninsular, or storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day, the South Lancashire Regiment had an incredible history … MORE and ORDER …

By Captain H. Whalley-Kelly

First published in 1935, this highly-regarded Regimental history deals with many episodes famous in military annals … (MORE and ORDER) … 

 Edited by David Risley

The War Diary of the 11th (Service) Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment, which demonstrates the extraordinary service of what was in many ways a typical Pioneer battalion … (MORE and ORDER) …

By Colonel H. C. Wylly C.B

First published in 1932, this history of The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and its antecedents, the 47th and 81st Regiments of Foot has always been one of the most highly-regarded …  (MORE and ORDER) …

 By Colonel H. C. Wylly C.B

First published in 1933, this second volume of the Regimental history details the service of each of the 22 Battalions raised by the Regiment in the Great War.

This facsimile edition … (MORE and ORDER) …

By Captain C.G.T. Dean MBE 
with additional material by
Colonel J.A.C. Bird OBE DL
Major A.J. Maher MBE 
This is the third volume of the Loyals Regimental history, which, exclusively in this edition, takes the story of the Loyals through World War II and up to 1970 …(MORE and ORDER) … 
   
By Stephen Bull

Among the many Lancashire men – including 2nd Loyals – captured by the Japanese were a surprising number of gifted artists, who set out to prove that … (MORE  and ORDER) …

   
 
By Lieutenant Colonel John Downham MBE DL

Tells the remarkable story of three regiments of Lancashire infantry in the Boer War … (MORE and ORDER) … 

Compiled by Major B.S. Mackenzie QLR

A short history of the four Regiments and their antecedents which made up The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment … (MORE and ORDER) …

 

 Edited by David Casserly

A tribute to the men of Preston, Lancashire, who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I … (MORE and ORDER) …

   
Edited by David Risley 

The diary of an officer who served from the beginning to the end of the Great War, from junior subaltern to battalion commander … (MORE and ORDER) …