Monday, 17 August 2015

Book: 'Rough Riders The City of London Yeomanry during the First World War' by Stuart Latham

I have just discovered another fascinating book about the First World War.  Stuart Latham's Great-Grandfather, Fred Latham, served with the City of London Yeomanry during the conflict and Stuart has put together a detailed history of the Regiment.   

From my point of view, for the 'Fascinating Facts' section of my exhibition project, the first thing I learnt from the book is that the word 'chat' meaning an informal discussion, comes from when soldiers were together to perform the task of killing the lice in their uniforms - 'chat' being the sound made when a lice is popped.  With photographs, anecdotes written by the soldiers of the Regiment and more, this is definitely a 'couldn't put it down' book.

"Rough Riders The City of London Yeomanry during the First World War" by Stuart Latham, published by S and T Marketing Ltd, Swindon.  Further details from enquiries@sandtsales.co.uk  

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