A Long Way to Mhow – A Social History of the Men in the 1st Brecknock Battalion South Wales Borderers 1914-19 by Roger Maggs (2018).
Roger Maggs grew up surrounded by the stories of the men of the 1st Brecknock Battalion, including those of his father, Sidney.
In A Long Way to Mhow, he brings those tales to a wider audience. Drawing on newspaper articles, letters and diaries, he tells the story of the Battalion’s experience of World War One which took them from the hills of South Wales, via Gibraltar, Suez and Aden to India.
A Long Way to Mhow is published in collaboration with the Crickhowell District Archive Centre.