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Rudyard Kipling - The Irish Guards in The Great War (2nd Hand Hardback)

£5.45
SKU B000695
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
  • Published : 1997 (Spellmont - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781873376836
  • SKU : B000695
  • PPC : SP650gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

The Second Battalion.

Kipling described his original publication in 1923 as "his great work. It is done with agony and bloody sweat”.

Losing his son, John, in 1915 at the tender age of eighteen, he was approached to write a regimental history of the Irish Guards.

He wrote this “not on business terms but as a monument to his son’s service”, accepting the commission at once and starting without delay. It took five and half years to complete.

". . . history which becomes literature. It is heroic, it should be read . . . " - The Telegraph.

"a prose epic of the poor bloody infantry" - Sunday Times.

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