The Guards Divisions 1914–45

The Guards Divisions 1914–45

Elite 61
  • Author: Mike Chappell
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: ELI 61
  • Publication Date: 16 Oct 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855325463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The best example, and perhaps the only body of elite troops who have maintained their role as guardians of a royal household for over three centuries while building a reputation in war that is the envy of all, is Britain's household troops, the Guards. Over the years they have maintained the highest standards in peace and war, and have served as an example to the rest of the British Army, a benchmark in all matters military from drill and 'turnout' to leadership in battle. Veteran Osprey author Mike Chappell describes the history and uniform of the Guards Divisions from 1914-45.

Biographical Note

Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952. Over the next 22 years of infantry soldiering, many of them spent with the Gloucester Regiment, he held every rank and many regimental appointments up to WO1 and Regimental Sergeant Major. he retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many quality books in the Osprey Military list.

Contents

Introduction The Guards Regiments 1914-15 Battles and Engagements of the Guards Division 1915-18 Between the Wars The Second Wolrd War Uniform The Plates

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