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Those Dark Days - A Grenadier's story 1915-1919 By Magnus Spence
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The unusual First World War story of Patrick Magnus Spence, a Grenadier Guards officer who survived three years of intense action - five major battles including The Somme and Third Battle of Ypres.... More > Based on original notes and trench maps, it describes his experiences in colour (and sold at cost price) using over 50 illustrations laid out on big A4 pages. I am Spence's grandson, and I wrote this for family, but it may also be of interest to others wanting a new perspective on what one of Spence's soldiers called 'those dark days'.< Less
Napoleon's Grumblers: Grenadier a Pied de la Garde Imperiale 1796-1815 By Paul Lindsay Dawson
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The Grenadiers a Pied of the Imperial Guard, were the shock troops of the Guard, who were committed in battle as a final reserve at a crucial moment to turn the tide to victory for the French.... More > Charging at Marengo where they were badly bloodied by the Austrians in their first battle, they again charged decisively at Austerlitz and Eylau, and bore the brunt of the fighting from 1813, when they were expanded to two regiments. Of the regiments of the Guard, the Grenadiers a Pied has been on of the most written about units of the Guard. However, the regiment has not been widely studied or been the subject of indepth research looking in detail at the men and their equipment. The book brings together much of what is known about the Grenadiers from the regiments archive held in France and contemporary iconography to chart in detail the men who made up the regiment. Using primary archival material held in France, this work presents the first indepth study on this well known but little researched regiment.< Less
Napoleon's Gods: Grenadiers a Cheval de la Garde 1796-1815. By Paul Lindsay Dawson
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The Grenadiers à Cheval of the Imperial Guard, were the shock troops of the guard, who were committed in battle as a final reserve at a crucial moment to turn the tide to victory for the... More > French. Charging at Marengo where they were badly bloodied by the Austrians in their first battle, they again charged decisively at Austerlitz and Eylau, and bore the brunt of the fighting from 1813, when they were expanded to two regiments. Of the regiments of the Guard, the Grenadiers à Cheval has not been widely studied or been the subject of in-depth research. The book brings together much of what is known about the Grenadiers from the regiments archive held in France and contemporary iconography to chart in detail the regiments history and uniform in minute detail. Using primary archival material held in France, this work presents the first in-depth study on this well known but little researched regiment.< Less
Napoleon's Gods: Uniforms and Horses By Paul Lindsay Dawson
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The Grenadiers a Cheval of the Imperial Guard, were the shock troops of the guard, who were committed in battle as a final reserve at a crucial moment to turn the tide to victory for the French.... More > Charging at Marengo where they were badly bloodied by the Austrians in their first battle, they again charged decisively at Austerlitz and Eylau, and bore the brunt of the fighting from 1813, when they were expanded to two regiments. Of the regiments of the Guard, the Grenadiers a Cheval has not been widely studied or been the subject of indepth research. The book brings together much of what is known about the Grenadiers from the regiments archive held in France and contemporary iconography to chart in detail the regiments history and uniform in minute detail. Using primary archival material held in France, this work presents the first indepth study on this well known but little researched regiment.< Less
Neat Little Rows By Andrew Mark Rudall
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The discovery of his relationship to a First World War soldier fires Andy, the author, with an almost obsessive desire to uncover the whole story. It is the story of a hero from an unlikely... More > background and Andy finds uncanny echoes of it in the 21st century. He tells it with tremendous enthusiasm and attention to detail. The humour and typical 'Black Country' expressions are well known in the area today and would have been very familiar to one very extraordinary Grenadier Guard.< Less
A Scapegoat of Victoria's Empire By Dr Kenneth Jones
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The Social Context of a Military Decision. CHAPTER ONE The Boer War 'No end of a lesson' Kipling. A military fiasco. CHAPTER TWO The British Grenadiers in the Boer War:... More > ‘an awful lot of battles!’ CHAPTER THREE Kinloch’s Diaries and Letters 22nd October 1899 to May 18th 1900 COMPLETED CHAPTER FOUR The beginning of the affair: what the papers said CHAPTER FIVE The Court of Enquiry CHAPTER SIX Public sentiment and Political Action. The involvement of the House of Commons and House of Lords CHAPTER SEVEN The End of the Affair< Less
A Scapegoat of Victoria's Empire By Dr Kenneth Jones
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The Social Context of a Military Decision. CHAPTER ONE The Boer War 'No end of a lesson' Kipling. A military fiasco. CHAPTER TWO The British Grenadiers in the Boer War:... More > ‘an awful lot of battles!’ CHAPTER THREE Kinloch’s Diaries and Letters 22nd October 1899 to May 18th 1900 COMPLETED CHAPTER FOUR The beginning of the affair: what the papers said CHAPTER FIVE The Court of Enquiry CHAPTER SIX Public sentiment and Political Action. The involvement of the House of Commons and House of Lords CHAPTER SEVEN The End of the Affair< Less
Army Badges and Regimental History By J Booker
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ARMY BADGES The information is taken from a set of 48 cigarette cards held in a private collection issued by Gallaher in 1939
Donald Featherstone’s War Games Battles and Manoeuvres with Model Soldiers The Book That Launched Modern Wargaming By John Curry, Donald Featherstone
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Donald Featherstone's classic wargaming book, War Games, was first published in 1962. It was largely responsible for turning a somewhat obscure hobby into a popular pastime across the world. This... More > revised edition includes new material including a foreword by Paddy Griffith. There are five sets of classic rules in the book: -Tony Bath’s Ancient Wargaming Rules -Lionel Tarr’s Modern Wargaming rules. (Modern being WWII) -American Civil Wargaming Rules -Simple WWII rules -Skirmish rules for colonial warfare Each set is clearly explained. There are also three accounts of ealy wargames; a battle from the fantasy world of Hyboria, an American Civil War action and the encounter on the St James Road between the British Grenadier Guards and the German panzer grenadiers in WWII. The book is a piece of wargaming history and is published as part of the History of Wargaming Project.< Less
Siegrunen 80 By Richard Landwehr
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Waffen-SS history journal with articles on Swiss Volunteers, Germanic Volunteers, Latvian Border Guard Regiments, Waffen-Untersturmführer der SS Janis Dzenis, VI. SS Army Corps (Latvian) and the... More > Third Battle for Kurland, Waffen-SS Personalities, Waffen-SS Marriage in Prague, The Leather Jacket: An Incident in the History of the 24.Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjäger) Division der SS, Cherkassy Pocket: The Final Figures, Reassembly Area of the 33.SS-Volunteer Grenadier Division “Charlemagne”, Waffen-SS Miscellany, SS Special Staff Rode, SS-VT Armored Car Reconnaissance Troops in 1938, More Dutch Knight’s Cross Holders, Bulgarian Volunteer, Oldest Swedish Volunteer. 166 pages, 87 photos and illustrations.< Less