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The Irish Guards in the Great War: The Second Battalion

by Rudyard Kipling

The Irish Guards in the Great War: The Second Battalion Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862274259
Publication date: 1st December 2007
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Spellmount Publishers Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: European history, First World War, Regiments,

About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in 1865 in Bombay. After his schooling he returned to India in 1882 where he spent seven years as a journalist and became well known for his light satirical verse, Returning to London in 1889 he soon gained an international reputation, and in 1907 won the Nobel Prize for literature. Among his most famous works are the Just So Stories and the two Jungle Books.

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