London: Macmillan and Co., 1923. [Military History] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.344; 310; , advertisements. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles to spine, regimental badge blocked in gilt to upper board, top edges gilt. Illustrated with maps. Light wear and handling only; a very good copy indeed. Following the death in action of his only son Jack [John] at the Battle of Loos, September 1915, Rudyard Kipling, who had served as a War Correspondent, became involved with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was moved to write a wartime history of the Irish Guards. Item #54099
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