From Africa to Flanders mud with the Mancunians
Predictably, the nation's second city provided many battalions of its working men to fight in the battles of the Great War. This book concerns one of them-the 7th. What makes this volume especially interesting is that it contains two previously separately published books-each by an author intimate with the 7th Manchesters-that chart in natural progression its exploits during the Great War. In the first book we find the 7th garrisoned in the Sudan before its movement to the Dardanelle's to take part in the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign. After withdrawal it returned to Egypt where it took part in the operations to clear Sinai of the Ottoman Turkish Army prior to the conquest of the Holy Land. The first author, Gerald Hurst was on hand to provide Wilson's book on the doings of the 7th during its time serving on the Western Front with its introduction. So this special Leonaur edition provides a seamless account from the outbreak of war to its conclusion for a battalion which saw constant action living up to its motto 'We never sleep.'