Download PDF by David Orr: The Rifles Are There: 1st and 2nd Battalions The Royal

By David Orr

This is the lengthy past due historical past of the 2 Royal Ulster Rifles battalions in the course of the moment international battle. even if there has been a fit competition among the battalions, either reserved their combating talents for the luckless enemy. on the outbreak of the conflict the first Battalion used to be garrisoned in India while the second went to France with the BEF. certainly the name of this ebook is credited to significant normal Bernard Montgomery who used to be commanding third department in the course of the retreat to Dunkirk. On listening to that the RUR have been within the line, he seemingly exclaimed, 'it's o.k. then – the Rifles are there'.

After laborious education either battalions landed in Normandy on D-Day; the first through gliders as a part of sixth Airlanding Brigade and the second with ninth Brigade of third department on SWORD seashore. certainly the RUR have the original contrast of being the one British regiment to be represented on D-Day through either commonplace battalions. furthermore a variety of Riflemen have been in ninth Parachute Battalion (commanded by way of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Otway, himself a Rifles' Officer) and there's a complete description of the mythical attack at the Merville Battery.

This well-researched paintings is going directly to describe the lengthy slog via North West Europe to the center of Germany. Of the many
fierce engagements that the battalions fought, these within the Ardennes throughout the German counter-attack and the big Rhine Crossing Operation (VARSITY) deserve precise mention.There have been a number of battles, either significant and minor, the place the Rifles' mythical struggling with abilities and braveness have been placed to the test.

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