Familiar to tourists at Buckingham Palace, the Coldstream Guards are also a fully operational combat unit. The regiment played a key role at Blenheim and Waterloo, fought at Monmouth in the American Revolution, served in both World Wars and is frequently deployed on short notice to the world's trouble spots even today. This lavishly illustrated volume has been produced to mark the regiment's 350th anniversary. Contributors include numerous distinguished British historians and past members of the regiment. Full details are given for both the Coldstream Guards' ceremonial duties and their participation in some of the key events in European history.The History of the Coldstream Guards 1650 - 2000 Julian Paget ... to write a treatise entitled aObservations upon Military and Political Mattersa, Z a knowledgeable and authoritative manual which attracted the attention of Oliver Cromwell.
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|Publisher||:||Casemate Publishers - 2000-09-11|