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.
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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org