THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR
Vol 1: The First Battalion
Vol 2: The Second Battalion

RUDYARD KIPLING
2 VOLS 544pp ILLUS MAPS 2007 OUT OF PRINT (P) H492

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£15.95

Description
In August 1914 Kipling's son John, not yet seventeen, volunteered for a commission in the Army, but was initially refused as he was under age and had poor sight. Kipling pulled some strings to have his son accepted and John was killed at the battle of Loos a short time after. Asked to write a regimental history by the Irish Guards Headquarters, five years later this masterpiece appeared. Said Kipling, 'This will be my great work . . . It is done with agony and bloody sweat.' This two-volume edition is complete with the original maps and appendices and a foreword by George Webb, editor of the Kipling Journal.