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The Grenadier Guards

Osprey men at arms: 73
Author: David Fraser
Illustrator: Angus McBride

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.

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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