Horse Guards is the first major, fully illustrated history of The Household Cavalry. Illustrated throughout with paintings, photographs, objects, uniforms and maps from the Household Cavalry’s archives and museum-many never before published. It follows the fortunes of the most senior regiments in the British Army, and those who served from the time of the Restoration of Charles II to the present day. Hardback.
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Lavishly illustrated history of the Household Cavalry.
Illustrated history of the Kings and Queens of England from Pitkin.
Meet Nimrod, a typical horse in the household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. He’s big, black and brave, yet steady as a rock. But what’s his story, and why is he trained for his special military role?
This is the untold story of one of the most lethal and successful soldiers of the second World War.
Reverend David Railton MC served as a chaplain on the Western Front during World War I. Attached to three divisions between 1916 and 1918, Railton supported the soldiers in their worst moments; he buried the fallen, comforted the wounded, wrote to the families of the missing and killed, and helped the survivors to remember and mark the loss of their comrades so that they were able to carry on. He was with his men at many battles, including High Wood, the Aisne, Passchendaele; he received the Military Cross for rescuing an officer and two men under heavy fire on the Somme. It was Railton’s idea to bring home the body of an unidentified fallen comrade from the battlefields to be buried in Westminster Abbey, and on Armistice Day 1920, he was there in the Abbey as the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest with full honors.Although suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, he returned to work as a parish priest in Margate, where he took particular interest in supporting ex-servicemen who had returned home to the aftermath of a terrible war and crippling unemployment.While the story of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior has been told before, this is the first book to explore David Railton’s life and war, and of ?the padre’s flag’ he used as an altar cloth and shroud throughout the war. The flag was consecrated a year after the burial of the Unknown Warrior and hangs in Westminster Abbey to this day.
The Trusted Guardians. For over three centuries the soldiers of The Household Cavalry have been the Monarch’s trusted guardians. Since 1660 Household Cavalrymen have ridden and fought on battlefields from Waterloo to Afghanistan.
The Trusted Guardians introduces young readers to one of Britain’s great institutions, The Household Cavalry. The books is also an ideal resource to teach history at Key stages 1 and 2. Young historians are asked to use their skills spanning a350-year timeline to think critically, weigh up conflicting evidence, and make their own judgements about some of history’s most famous events, figures, and turning points in British History.
Each chapter ends with History Detective and See for Yourself activities.
Uniquely British is a lavishly illustrated book which follows the Household Cavalry through a memorable twelve months, from the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, to Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.The full purchase price goes to the charity – The Household Cavalry Foundation.
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