The Devons (Book)

Written by Jeremy Taylor and published in 1951 by White Swan Press, ‘The Devons’ tells the story of the Devonshire Regiment from 1685 to 1945, although it is primarily a World War Two based text.

To aid family members researching 7th Devon’s/87th Anti-Tank I have included the below images of the relevant chapter on 87th’s deployment to North Africa. The author evidently used the war diaries but adds other information researchers may find interesting. There are sporadic references to 7th Devons elsewhere in the book.

As I have said elsewhere on this site, the book is great for providing context but it isn’t a complete record.

Copies of ‘The Devons’ can be found occasionally on the internet.