FIGHTING WITH THE GUARDS.

By: Briant, Keith.

Price: $15.00 USD

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224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the story of the most famous fighting men in the world, the Brigade of Guards, and of their magnificent tradition of discipline and courage (from 1656) ...It includes stories of the V.C.'s won by the Guards during the last war and of the battles they fought; it tells of how recruits from all walks of life are infused with the spirit of a great past and how, after Dunkirk, Guardsmen were for the first time put into tanks and achieved some of their greatest triumphs...In a fascinating chapter the author describes the ceremonial duties of the Household Cavalry and reveals many little-known traditions which help bring colour and pageantry toour national life..." Very small bump to two corners, previous owner's bookplate on back of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few very small chips, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, two small closed tears - taped, light to moderate browning/rubbing to rear panel, small sticker mark on front panel. VG/G

Title: FIGHTING WITH THE GUARDS.

Author Name: Briant, Keith.

Categories: Military - Regiments,

Publisher: Evans, London, (1958), Ist edition.:

Seller ID: 11547

Keywords: Victoria Cross, Guardsmen, Micks, Foot Guards, Trenches, Trench warfare, Tanks, Nijmegen, Household Cavalry, Coldstream, Grenadier, Revolutionary War, Napoleonic Wars, World War I, II, Irish, Scots, Welsh.,