22 JANUARY 1921, Page 23

Croydon and the Great War. Edited by H. Keatley Moore

and W. C. Berwick Sayers. (Croydon Corporation. 10s. net.)— Croydon is to be congratulated on this official history of the war work of the borough and its citizens, which has been edited by an ex-mayor and the chief librarian. It opens with an account of events in Croydon, including a Zeppelin raid in October, 1915, which caused several deaths. Next comes the military record : the 4th Queen's (Territorial) battalion of Croydon went to India in October, 1914, and two other Croydon battalions, the 2 /4th and 3 /4th Queen's, served with distinction in Gallipoli, Palestine, and France. " C " squadron of the Surrey Yeomanry was also composed of Croydon men. The semi-military services and the civilian forces raised are described, and there is a lengthy chapter on the hospital, aid, and relief services. The latter half of the volume is devoted to the Roll of Honour. The annotated list of Croydon men who died fills 177 pages, and is illustrated with thirty-six plates of photographs. There are, besides, many other illustrations. Other boroughs might well follow Croydon's excellent example.