Title: The Irish Guards in the Great War – Volume 1
Author: Kipling, Rudyard
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 2007
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 331 pages
Comments: Edited and Compiled from Their Diaries and Papers Volume 1 The First Battalion
Regimental histories are always fascinating for those who study the campaigns and battles in which regiments fought. This monumental work is a comprehensive unit account of a famous regiment during the First World War – and as such it will fascinate every military historian or genealogist. It is, of course, also much more. Written by Rudyard Kipling, whose son fought with the regiment, it benefits not only from being written by a great writer – which ensures that it suffers from none of the dryness usually associated with such tomes – but also, inevitably, is suffused with the humanity, humour and personality that is so familiar from his works of fiction. Mulvaney himself is just a step away within these pages – and that makes this history exceptional. Highly recommended!