By Mike Chappell
Osprey's exam of the British Guards in the course of international conflict I (1914-1918) and global battle II (1939-1945). the simplest instance, and maybe the single physique of elite troops who've maintained their function as guardians of a royal family for over 3 centuries whereas construction a name in battle that's the envy of all, is Britain's family troops, the Guards. through the years they've got maintained the top criteria in peace and warfare, and feature served to illustrate to the remainder of the British military, a benchmark in all concerns army from drill and 'turnout' to management in conflict. Veteran Osprey writer Mike Chappell describes the heritage and uniform of the Guards Divisions from 1914-45.
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