Rudyard Kipling's heartfelt tribute to the Irish Guards
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.