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  • Author:
    Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN:
    184677148X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1846771484
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    LEONAUR (January 22, 2007)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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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 . The result is a subdued but respectful and unusually readable regimental history in two volumes, one for each of the two active battalions

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 result is a subdued but respectful and unusually readable regimental history in two volumes, one for each of the two active battalions. Kipling keeps his focus on the events at battalion and company level.

This carefully crafted ebook: The Irish Guards in the Great War . Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

The point of view is the battalions’, and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children.

Volume I The First Battalion. Itinerary of the First Battalion Irish Guards - large - small. The Retreat from Mons, 1914. Northern Section - large - small. Southern Section - large - small. First Battalion Actions - large - small. First Battalion - large - small. The Final Advance, August-November 1918 - large - small.

The Entire Great War history of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards. It is, of course, also much more. Regimental histories are always fascinating for those who study the campaigns and battles in which regiments fought.

The First Battalion's stand at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914 is an example of their excellence

The First Battalion's stand at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914 is an example of their excellence. After the defeat of the initial German thrust toward Paris, the British Army fought to protect its lines of communication through ports on the English Channel. The Irish Guards found itself repeatedly fighting outnumbered and isolated on a fragmented line, knowing there were no reserves behind them. The battalion suffered horrendous casualties but stubbornly blocked German advances that if successful might have ended the war.

The Entire Great War history of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards

The Entire Great War history of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards. Written by Rudyard Kipling, whose son fought with the regiment, it benefits not only from being written by a great writer - which ensures that it suffers from none of the dryness usually associated with such tomes - but also, inevitably, is suffused with the humanity, humour and personality that is so familiar from his works of fiction.

As told by England's greatest poet Kipling writes from the point of view of the battalions, using extracts from . In 1907, he became the first English winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Patrick Bishop is a journalist and author.

As told by England's greatest poet. Kipling writes from the point of view of the battalions, using extracts from the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by private letters and documents and first-hand tales of the the men and their actions. His books include 'Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945' and 'Target Tirputz'.

THESE volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918

THESE volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions’, and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions. As evidence is released, historians may be able to reconstruct what happened in or behind the battle-line; what motives and necessities swayed the actors; and who stood up or failed under his burden.

by Rudyard Kipling (Author). This was in part Kipling's tribute to his son, in part reparation for the fact that he had engineered his son's entry into the army when he had been medically disqualified.

The Irish Guards in the Great War - volume 1 - The first Battalion. The Entire Great War history of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards. Regimental histories are always fascinating for those who study the campaigns and battles in which regiments fought. This monumental work is a comprehensive unit account of a famous regiment during the First World War - and as such it will fascinate every military historian or genealogist. It is, of course, also much more. Written by Rudyard Kipling, whose son fought with the regiment, it benefits not only from being written by a great writer - which ensures that it suffers from none of the dryness usually associated with such tomes - but also, inevitably, is suffused with the humanity, humour and personality that is so familiar from his works of fiction. Mulvaney himself is just a step away within these pages - and that makes this history exceptional. Highly recommended!