1st ed., 1990. Xiv + 257 pp., 26 photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Nr.FINE. In this revealing study of a distinguished regiment, the author assesses the history of the Welsh Guards and its developing role in a rapidly changing modern army. Filled with first-hand interviews with all ranks from senior officers to the lowliest recruit, this book is not only a frank portrait of an elite regiment at work and play, but a remarkable depiction of the British soldier today. Delving into their history the author discovers the regiment's roots in Wales and unearths both heroism in war and the less publicised antics of officers and men in peacetime. In addition, he gives the first concise account of the Welsh Guards' role in the Falklands conflict and comments on how the regiment was portrayed.