Welsh Guards at War
ELLIS, Major L. F.
NEAR FINE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION
Published: Gale & Polden Aldershot, 1946
Stock code: 42966
8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 9 fine coloured plates by Augustus John, Rex Whistler and others, and very numerous photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy.
A particularly well-illustrated unit history. One coloured plate is by the artist Rex Whistler who was killed in action with the regiment on D-Day.All three battalions served throughout the war. 1 and 2 Bns were in France in 1939; 3 Bn fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. 1 and 2 Bns formed part of Guards Armoured Division from Normandy and on through NW Europe to the Rhine. Includes ROH, honours and awards. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Sutcliffe, p.15; White, p. 46.