Monday 8 November 2010

NEW BOOK- Battle Honours of the Royal Hampshire Regiment

A thrilling new book about the proud military history of Hampshire has been released today by Bretwalda Books as a printed book and ebook together with a video on YouTube.   
Watch the video   HERE
A gripping account of the  battles that gave the Royal Hampshire Regiment its proud battle honours. 
Men from across Hampshire have for generations fought in the ranks of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, or its predecessors the North Hampshire Regiment and South Hampshire Regiment.
Among the great battles featured among the Battle Honours are: Blenheim, Minden, Barossa, Kabul, Paardeburg, The Somme, Passchendaele, Dunkirk, D-Day and Rhine Crossing. Each major battle will get a chapter to itself, more minor clashes will be dealt with within general campaign chapters.
Illustrated with photos and artworks this book provides a thrilling account of the history of the county regiment in stirring language that will appeal to a wide readership.
Author Rupert Matthews says “I was thrilled to write this book as Hampshire has one of the finest military traditions of any English county. The origins of the Royal Hampshire Regiment go back to 1702 and it has fought in every major war since then. The regiment won an amazing 160 Battle Honours, each time adding to the glory of the Hampshire name, but also sadly adding to the bloody bill that goes with military success.”

About the Author
Rupert Matthews has written over 150 books for different publishers, achieving significant sales in a variety of markets both in the UK and abroad. His works have been translated into 19 languages and have been shortlisted for a number of awards. Rupert has been a freelance writer for 20 years, working in-house at a major book publisher before going freelance.

About the Book
Title:               The Battle Honours of the Royal Hampshire Regiment
Author            Rupert Matthews
ISBN                978-1-907791-04-8
Publisher       Bretwalda Books
Price               £7.99

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