Photographed by Anthony Edgeworth
An intimate portrait of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious military formation. The writer and photographer, in the first of their collaborations, had unique access to observe and portray the infantry and cavalry regiments that make up the Household Division wherever they were based: Norway, Belize, Northern Ireland, Germany and Britain. Their elegant book looks objectively at the Guards’ strengths and weaknesses, examines their Janus-like character – ceremonial duties one day, combat the next – and explains how an apparent historical anachronism has retained its relevance and vigor for more than three centuries. The book is designed by Samuel Antupit, one of America’s leading practitioners of the art.
[New York: Crown Publishers, 1981]
[London: Aurum Press, 1981]
[Wellington, Florida: Edgeworth Editions, 2002]