The Grenadier Guards

The Grenadier Guards

Men-at-Arms 73
  • Author: David Fraser
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 73
  • Publication Date: 27 Jul 1989
  • ISBN: 9780850452846
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

General Sir David Fraser tells the story of this famous regiment; their beginnings, customs, battles and traditions from their formation as 'The Royal Regiment of Guards' in 1656 down to our own times. It is a remarkable story that includes Marlborough's campaigns in the struggle against France, the battle of Waterloo, the Crimean War, and of course two World Wars and beyond. Numerous photographs and illustrations populate Sir David's absorbing text, including eight full page colour plates by renowned military artist Angus McBride, with lengthy commentaries examining in detail the uniforms of the Grenadiers from 1865 to the 1970's.

Biographical Note

As a member of the Grenadier Guards for many years General Sir David Fraser has used his personal knowledge to write a fascinating account of their history from 1656.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Early Days The Struggle With France Waterloo Victorian Wars The First World War The Second World War The Post-War Years The Plates

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