Second to None: The History of the Coldstream Guards 1650-2000 (ePub)
Familiar to tourists at Buckingham Palace, the Coldstream Guards are also a fully operational combat unit. The regiment played a key role at Blenheim and Waterloo, fought at Monmouth in the American Revolution, served in both World Wars and is frequently deployed on short notice to the world's trouble spots even today. This lavishly illustrated volume has been produced to mark the regiment's 350th anniversary. Contributors include numerous distinguished British historians and past members of the regiment. Full details are given for both the Coldstream Guards' ceremonial duties and their participation in some of the key events in European history.