The 52nd Light Infantry in France and Belgium
History of the 43rd and 52nd Light Infantry in the Great War Volume II
Date of publication: March 2012
The Second Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, or the 52nd Light
Infantry, as they liked to be known, were an elite professional fighting force at the onset of the
Great War 1914-18. Their already fine reputation, dating back to the Battle of Waterloo and before,
was enhanced on the battlefields of Ypres, Festubert, the Somme, Arras, Cambrai and the
Hindenburg Line. Read of the heroism of the young men of a previous generation who were so
proud to serve with their Regiment.
The History of the 43rd and 52nd Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918, Volume II, the 52nd
Light Infantry in France and Belgium is over 700 pages long with 56 maps and 170 photographs. It is a detailed record of the 52nd L.I. in that war. Amongst the numerous photographs are rare pictures of all ranks, artefacts and sites where the Regiment fought.
Volume I, The 43rd Light Infantry in the Great War, by Sir Edmond Neville, published in 1938, is
now a rare book.