THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR, Edited and Compiled from Their Diaries and Papers. Rudyard Kipling.

THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR, Edited and Compiled from Their Diaries and Papers

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. A memorial history by Kipling, whose son John was serving with the Irish Guard in 1915 when he was killed at the Battle of Loos. Compiled from the papers and diaries of Guardsmen, this history of the Irish Guards' service in World War I took Kipling nearly six years to complete and includes appended lists of those who were killed in action, subsequent casualties due to wounds or disease, and their posthumous awards where applicable. Eleven maps, four two-page. Octavo. two volumes. Original burgundy cloth bindings, with gilt stamping. Small chip to the top corner of two concluding leaves in the first volume, with a previous owner's ink signature to each front flyleaf. The boards are lightly sun faded along the spines, with some minor wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #69927

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