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The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First Battalion & The Second Battalion, Two (2) Volume Set

Kipling, Rudyard

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ISBN 10: 1873376723 / ISBN 13: 9781873376720
Published by Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1997
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Superb history of the Irish Guards during World War I written by Kipling in honor of his son who served and died with the unit during the war. Based on official and private records, diaries, and interviews, Kipling took more than five years to complete this work tracing the Irish Guards in such actions as the battles of Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Cambrai, and Gouzeaucourt. Includes unit roster. Black and white photographs and maps. Previous owner's name. Light edgewear to upper-front of dust jacket of volume one. Dust jackets in mylar covers. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002104

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Title: The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First...

Publisher: Spellmount, Staplehurst

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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A regimental history and official account of the Irish Guards in the First World War, written by Rudyard Kipling in honour of his son, John, who served in the Irish Guards and was killed in his first action at the battle of Loos.This book also contains a listing of the battle rolls of honour and casualty lists of all officers and men who served with the First and Second Battalion.

About the Author:

Rudyard Kipling was born in 1865 in Bombay. After his schooling he returned to India in 1882 where he spent seven years as a journalist and became well known for his light satirical verse. Returning to London in 1889 he soon gained an international reputation, and in 1907 won the Nobel Prize for literature. Among his most famous works are the Just So Stories and the two Jungle Books.

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