Written by renowned author Nigel Nicholson – who served in the Grenadier Guards in the war, this official history is a quite outstanding example of the genre. The first volume tells the story of the campaigns in north-west Europe, in which four Battalions of the Regiment took part, beginning with the battles fought during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940, and ending with the advance into the heart of Germany in 1945.The second volume tells the story of the Grenadiers’ campaigns in the Mediterranean from the Mareth Line to the Austrian frontier, between 1942 and 1945.
GRENADIER GUARDS IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945
Written by renowned author Nigel Nicolson, who served with the Guards in the war, this is a quite outstanding official history of one of Britain’s proudest regiments. Its two volumes tell the story of the Grenadier Guards from Dunkirk in 1940 to the surrender of Germany in 1945.
Patrick Forbes and Nigel Nicolson
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2010 N&M Press reprint (original pub 1949). SB in two volumes xvi + 256+xviii and xi + 323+xviii pp. B&W Plates + Maps in colour