Safeguard Our Flank: The Kensingtons

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The Kensingtons, guardians of the right flank on the battlefront at Gommecourt, on the Somme, were ordered to march on the enemy without proper preparation in a move later condemned as foolhardy and suicidal. That summer's day, cut to pieces by enemy artillery, they lost half their men in less than an hour. The author sets out a candid account of the action, examining why this tragic and unnecessary slaughter was allowed to happen. Martha Kearey dressed in black for the rest of her life in memory of the four sons she lost ...

Safeguard Our Flank: The Kensingtons 2012, Memoirs Publishing, Cirencester

ISBN-13: 9781909304086

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