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In this ultimate history of men at war, Nobel Prize winner, Rudyard Kipling has immortalized the Irish component of the famous British Guards during their service in World War I.
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Rudyard Kipling's 18-year-old son was killed in battle while serving with the Irish Guards in World War I. When, soon after the war, the Guards' commander asked if the great man would care to write a regimental history of the Guards, Kipling dropped everything and spent the next five years creating one of the world's most remarkable works of military history literature. The Irish Guards In The Great War: The First Battalion has been out of print since 1923, Kipling's masterpiece is now lavishly republished by Sarpedon Publishers with never-before-seen illustrations from the Irish Guards' archives, plus their original maps. World War I is often viewed as a tragedy in history, but tragic too, is the fact that generations since have lost sight of the "humanity" of those millions of citizen-soldiers sucked into the violent maelstrom of the "Grate War". This last great work of Rudyard Kipling illuminates the struggles and travails of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, immortalizing their experience for all readers of military history and of great literature. Volume 2 (The Irish Guards In The Great War: The Second Battalion) is scheduled for Fall 1997. -- Midwest Book ReviewFrom Library Journal:
This historical work by the great Kipling has all but been forgotten. As the title indicates, it covers the actions of the Irish Guards' First Battalion in World War I. Although Kipling was always a friend to the soldier, this book had special meaning to him since his son fought with and was killed in the unit. A towering piece of regimental history by one of our greatest writers.
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