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Review for The Irish Guards in the Great War

Author : Rudyard Kipling

Not a lot of military history books could be better than the war diaries and personal correspondence of the First battalion of the Irish Guards written up by Rudyard Kipling with style. Although narrowly focused on this relatively small group of men it is essentially about every soldiers war. This is because it gets down to the minutiae of single men, section and platoon actions. The sweep of strategy and the grand plans are for other places. The text is well supported with illustrations and maps.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone seeking a full understanding of the Great war.

Published by : Spellmount Ltd., 1997
ISBN : 1-873376-72-3

Review last updated : 2017-02-24 12:28:11

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