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The History of the Somerset Light Infantry
Volume 1: 1685-1914

Out of print since the 1930's (and with original copies currently selling for over £300) this rare and invaluable regimental history of the Somerset Light Infantry is now available in an electronic format. The original volume comprised twenty seven chapters in over 400 pages and charted in fascinating detail the history of the regiment from its founding in 1685 until the dawn of the First World War. The "Somersets", variously known as the 13th Foot, Prince Albert's Somersetshire Light Infantry, etc. were involved in so many famous and exciting campaigns and battles that a brief listing is given here:-

Formation of the Regiment - 1685; The Revolution - 1688; Battle of Killiekrankie - 1689: Battle of the Boyne - 1690; Siege of Cork and Kinsale - 1692; Camarett Bay - 1694; Bombardment of Havre - 1694; The War of the Spanish Succession; Campaigns in Flanders; Siege of Venloo - 1702; Siege of Liége - 1702; Expedition to Portugal - 1704; The Siege of Gibraltar - 1705; The Siege of Barcelona - 1705; The Siege of San Mateo - 1706; Invasion of Valencia; Relief of Barcelona; Battle of Almanza - 1707; Campaign in Catalonia; Action on the Caya - 1709; Siege of Gibraltar - 1727; War with France; Battle of Dettingen - 1743; Battle of Fontenoy - 1745; Campaign in England and Scotland against Prince Charles Edward; Action of Falkirk Muir and Battle of Culloden - 1746; Campaign in Flanders; Battle of Val - 1747; West Indies - 1781-2; Campaign in St Domingo - 1793-95; Corunna - 1800; The Invasion of Egypt - 1801; Aboukir Bay; Defeat and Capitulation of the French - 1801; Capture of Martinique - 1809; Capture of Guadaloupe - 1810; War with the United States; Campaign in Canada - 1813-14; Campaign in Burma - 1824-26; War in Afghanistan; The Storming of Ghazni - 1839; Occupation of Kabul; Campaign of 1840 - 1841; The Siege of Jellalabad - 1841-2; Re-occupation of Kabul - 1842; The Storming of the Heights of Truckee, India - 1845; The Crimea - 1855; The Siege of Sevastopol; The Indian Mutiny - 1857; Action at Azimghur - 1858; The Campaign in Oudh - 1858; Mauritius - 1863; Pretoria - 1877; The Campaign against Sekukini - 1878; The Zulu War; Battle of Kambula; Battle of Ulundi - 1879; The Burmese War - 1885-6-7; The Mohmand Campaign - 1897; South African War - 1899-1900; Battles of Spion Kop, Vaal, Krantz and Relief of Ladysmith in Natal - 1900; India - 1899-1908; Tientsin and Peking - 1911; India - 1913.

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