Up the Micks! An Illustrated History of the Irish Guards -

Up the Micks! An Illustrated History of the Irish Guards

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The unique history of 'The Micks' the Irish Guards is chronicled in this photographic record that starts at their formation in 1900 and takes the reader through to the recent war in Afghanistan. It is the story of a remarkable family regiment that continues to enhance the values, standards and reputation of the British infantry in an ever-changing world. Their role in two world wars, and more recently in the Balkans, the Gulf War and the War on Terror, is covered in graphic detail with dramatic pictures. The book shows the development of regimental soldiering from the rigidity of the Victorian era, through the horrors of the trenches to armoured warfare in Europe and light infantry soldiering worldwide all the time upholding the finest traditions of the Foot Guards demonstrating excellence in operational and ceremonial duties. It also features, in an extensive set of appendices, a remarkable record of facts about the regiment the people, places and events in the history of the Irish Guards which will serve as an invaluable source of information for future generations. AUTHOR: This book has been compiled by a small group of former Irish Guardsman, notable amongst them were Colonel Sir William Mahon Bt, Lieutenant Colonel Robin Bullock Webster, Lieutenant Colonel Brian O'Gorman, Major Peter Verney and Sir Anthony Weldon Bt. SELLING POINTS: Highly illustrated large-format history of the Irish Guards Regiment Over 1000 images chronicling the Irish Guards through the world wars, the Gulf War, the War on Terror and peace-keeping duties throughout the world A fascinating portrait of a family regiment during formal and informal occasions Features an extensive appendices recording the people, places and events in the history of the regiment Over 1000 photos

Product code: 9781473835634

ISBN 9781473835634
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 368
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H276xW219
Highly illustrated large-format history of the Irish Guards Regiment.