Hills, R.J.T. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
Title THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Publisher Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition.
Seller ID 21686
117 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520274 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Formed as heavy cavalry for Cromwell's spartan army (The Blues) have soldiered with the same steady qualities for over three centuries. For the c harge of a squadron of the Royal Horse Guards is no light thing: at Dettingen and Warburg, Waterloo and Tel-el-Kebir, many an enemy fell to the heavy cavalry swords. Sir Garnet Wolsely once asked a badly wounded trooper of The Blues what h a d h a p p e n ed to his assailant. 'I cut him in two, Sir,' was the immediate reply. The Blues fought on foot at Abu Klea, where their action in closing the square saved the column but cost them their colonel; used machine guns to deadly effect i n t he G re at W ar ; were the first troops into Brussels in 1944 (something of a race, one leading armoured car was commanded by a steeplechaser, another by a Master of Foxhounds); and even resorted to donkeys in Cyprus. Amalgamated with The Roy al D rag oon s i n M arc h 1 969 The Blues and Royals, as the new Regiment is now known, may still be seen on ceremonial duties outside Whitehall; it would be wise, however, not to forget their fighting record." Includes music for the Regiment al M arc h. Min or b rown ing to p ages , light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, small bump at bottom of spine - minor bump at top. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. creasing and tiny tears at bo ttom of spin e - a rchiv ally tape d, li ght browning o spine and flap-folds/top edge, one small closed tear, light water stains on inside of spine and at top/bottom inside of front flap-fold/flap top edge, old price sticker on front flap. Very Good/ Good