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THOSE MUST BE THE GUARDS: The Household Division in Peace and War, 1969-2023

THOSE MUST BE THE GUARDS: The Household Division in Peace and War, 1969-2023
by Zulueta, Paul de and Simon Doughty

1-241640

Covers the British Army's Household Division from 1969 to 2023 is one of three generations of soldiers who have served Crown and Country during a period of significant social and geostrategic change. This family of seven regiments symbolize the Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Life Guards, The Blues and Royals, Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. The Guards established an ascendancy in the Peninsular War and at the Battle of Waterloo, and have never truly faltered since. They have managed this by changing when change was needed. Contains 80 photographs, 20 of which in color, and in 2 plate sections - as well as maps throughout.

Contents: Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal, Preface by the Major General Commanding The Household Division, List of Illustrations and Maps, Prologue, 1. Setting the Scene: The Guards, 1969-2023, 2. Commendable Restraint: The Troubles, 1969-2007, 3. National Renewal: The Falklands Campaign, April-June 1982, 4. The Household Division in Germany: The British Army's Latter Day 'Raj', 1969-2008, 5. Disengaging from Britain's Far-flung Battle Line, 6. Pomp and Circumstance: Ceremony and Drill, 7. Cold War, Hot War and Options for Change, 1990-92, 8. The Guards Depot, 9. The Household Division in the Balkans, 1993-2007, 10. Iraq and Afghanistan, 2003-21: A Strategic and Political Failure?, 11. Afghanistan: Operation Herrick, 2006-14, Epilogue: Op Shader in Iraq and the Beat of the Drum, Acknowledgments, and Index.

1 vol, 368 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid January 2024 ......$40.00 rct

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