Activated at Carrickfergus, Ireland in June 1942, the initial action of the 1st Ranger Battalion was at Dieppe. Rangers spearheaded the North African invasion and participated in the invasions of Sicily and Italy before distinguishing themselves in Normandy and on the long haul through central Europe. 100 black/white and 9 colour photos. 7 maps. 96 pages. Softback
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Colin Morris has established himself as one of the foremost historians of Britain's road transport history. This addition to the Ian Allan Publishing list will further enhance his considerable reputation and be much sought after by all those with an interest in the history of bus operators in southwest England. He has written a number of books on road transport including, most recently the companion volume to this title, Southern National Omnibus Company
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Book Description Ian Allan Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0711031746
Book Description Ian Allan, Surrey England, 2008. Laminated Pictorial Board. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. First Edition. 96 pages, bibliography, maps, colour and black & white photographs, tickets, documents. The Western National Omnibus Co was formed in 1929 between the Great Western Railway and National Omnibus & Transport Co, inheriting part of Nationalís West Country operations (the other part of these operations passed to Southern National at the same time). The company became a subsidiary of the Tilling Group in 1931. The company operated closely with Southern National, both being headquartered in Exeter, although maintaining distinct identities, until the creation of NBC when Southern National was subsumed into Western National. Western Nationalís operations were predominantly in Cornwall and west Devon, with major services including routes such as Plymouth-Torquay and Seaton-Taunton. The fleet, which numbered 601 vehicles in 1965, was largely comprised of standard Bristol/ECW types ó only seven of the fleet being non-Bristol in 1965. In the follow up to the earlier and well-received account of the companion operator, Southern National, this is a detailed account of the history, operations and fleet of Western National from its origins through to Nationalisation. Alongside the authorís well-researched text, the book includes a comprehensive selection of both colour and mono illustrations, which provide the reader with a superb pictorial record of the great variety of vehicles operated over the years. This book will be of great interest on the areas served by the company and will also appeal to the many enthusiasts who recall Western National and its fleet with affection. Bookseller Inventory # 333836
Book Description Ian Allan Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0711031746