join us on facebook
Search our site
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs Read the opening extract of the brand new Paul Magrs book before its publication on 15/03/2018

The Irish Guards in the Great War The Second Battalion by Rudyard Kipling

The Irish Guards in the Great War The Second Battalion


The Irish Guards in the Great War The Second Battalion by Rudyard Kipling

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

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay (now known as Mumbai), India, but returned with his parents to England at the age of five. Among Kipling's best-known works are The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the poems Mandalay and Gunga Din. Kipling was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature (1907) and was among the youngest to have received the award.

MinaLima Design is an award-winning graphic design studio founded by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, best known for their ten-year involvement in the Harry Potter film franchise where they established the visual graphic style of the film series. From their London studio they have continued telling stories through visuals from designing books and packaging to creating graphic props for films such as Sweeney Todd (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), and The Imitation Game (2014). They also designed the bestselling book Harry Potter Film Wizardry.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2007


Rudyard Kipling

More books by Rudyard Kipling
Author 'Like for Like'

Author's Website


Spellmount Publishers Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd


224 pages


European history
First World War



What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.


My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements