Reflections of a Regiment The Honourable Artillery Company and the Great War in Pictures

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-06-30
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

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The oldest surviving regiment in the British Army and second only to the Pontifical Swiss Guard in antiquity among the world's military organizations, the Honourable Artillery Company boasts a uniquely rich and eventful history. This book marks its distinguished service in the First World War, in which HAC batteries and battalions saw action in almost every theatrer of war - from France and Flanders to Italy, Egypt and the Middle East.

Editor Justine Taylor and Art Director Ian Denninghave drawn on the HAC's extraordinary wealth of photographs, written archives and treasured objects to produce a beautiful and frequently moving record of the experiences of servicemen from recruitment to demobilization and beyond,concluding with an examination of the Company's role in the Army Reserve today. Packed with compelling accounts of life in the trenches, behind the lines andon the Home Front, and featuring fascinating insights into the technologydeployed in the conflict, this volume conveys the HAC's contribution to and experience of the war effort with stunning immediacy.

Author Biography

Justine Taylor has been the HAC Archivist since 2007 and has in-depth knowledge of the HAC's history and collections of archives and artifacts. She has produced and written two history books and has written history articles for the HAC Journal as well as the outline history for the HAC's recently published Cardew-Rendle Roll. Ian Denning was Creative Director of LIFE magazine in New York, Art Director of the Independent's Saturday Magazine and Associate Art Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. He has acted as a consultant on the redesign of the Daily Telegraph newspaper and has designed several photography books, including many for the Hulton Getty picture collection. He currently works as a consultant art director and is a visiting lecturer, MA Photojournalism at two London universities.

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