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Centenary of the ‘Last Charges’ of the 9th/12th Lancers
New Book - Centenary of the 'Last Charges' of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers
The Last Charges written by Major (Retired) Philip Watson combines the accounts of the last two significant charges, in the opening two months of the First World War, of the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 12th Royal Lancers. The author has revisited the legends surrounding these charges and through 20 years of meticulous research and the use of, and reference to, previously unpublished sources has produced an account that is credible and readable and which has dispelled some popular myths. The use of many newly revealed facts and extensive illustrations (some from German sources and point of view) enables the reader to fully understand the events surrounding those two days and the roles played by those involved in the charges.
The battles of Mons and Moÿ continue to be commemorated annually by The Royal Lancers, as part of Mons Day. This book gives us the context and helps us to understand why.
The book (containing 136 pages and 135 illustrations and photographs) is available on the online shop - http://theroyallancers.org/TRL-Shop/ - for £12.99 exclusive of postage. The sale proceeds will go to the 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum Trust which funded its publication.