Tuesday 23 May 2017

Rudyard Kipling's heartfelt tribute to the Irish Guards

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

And the Irish move to the sound of the guns, Like salmon to the sea. - Rudyard Kipling, 'The Irish Guards', 1918

The Christmas truce of 1914 did not find the Irish Guards fraternising with their foes; they were too busy digging in.

Their regimental historian records their banter after relieving the Ghurkas.

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