Regiments 1633-1996 * the:... The men of the Scottish regiments
have left a history of battle honors that is unmatched in warfare.
Wherever they have fought, the sound of the pipes and the sight
of the tartan has struck terror into their enemies. In this
comprehensive volume, Patrick Mileham covers all the regiments
and every campaign-a stunning tour of military history at the
far reaches of the empire in the company of heroes.
The Black Watch Regimental Archives contain many thousands of
photographs graphically illustrating the history of this famous
Highland regiment since the first images were recorded some
150 years ago. Over two hundred of these pictures have been
selected for this volume to represent different aspects of regimental
life both home and abroad, in peace and at war. From the days
when the infantry still practised forming squares to the hand
over of Hong Kong, the last significant remnant of the Empire,
in 1997, this collection provides a fascinating insight into
the activities of the Regiment. Naturally, many of the Regiment's
great heroes and characters appear in these pictures but so
do many other famous people, members of the royal family, Presidents
of the United States of America and other heads of state. The
collection of photographs also covers the Territorial battalions
of the Black Watch from their early days as Rifle Volunteers
through the two World Wars during which they won such renown
for the Regiment.
Scottish Regiments This regiment-by-regiment survey traces
the origins and history of Scotland's fighting men, from their
organization in the 17th and 18th centuries through to their
participation in the campaigns in the Falklands and the Gulf.
This book looks beyond uniforms and military hardware to reveal
the traditions, character and individuality of the regiments
of the Scottish Division, past and present. For each regiment,
the topics covered include badges and mottoes, tartans and clan
affiliations, battle honours, Victoria Cross winners, music,
toasts and allied and affiliated regiments.
Armies of the English Civil War... This volume deals with
the arms, equipment and organisation of the little-known Scots
armies involved in the English Civil Wars, including the armies
of the Marquis of Montrose and the Scots armies that fought
against Oliver Cromwell.
Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of... Prince Charles Edward
Stuart's Army, 1745-46.
Highland Regiments in Revolt,... 1743-1804.
Soldier: A Social Study of the... Highland Regiments, 1820-1920.
Strathspey Mutineers: A History of... the 1st Highland Fencible
Elephant at War: Second Battalion... Seaforth Highlanders
Story of the Lovat Scouts: 1900-1980... with Contributions
Military Roads in Scotland.
Lochnaw to Manitoulin: A Highland... Soldier's Tour Through
Walks: Scotland (Military... Series)
Fighting Clan: Sutherland Officers,... 1250-1850.
Forays and Rebellions: History of... the Highland Clans,
Regiments of England,Scotland... Wales 1806.
Highland Division: The Army at War...
Roads, Regiments and Rebellions:... A Brief History of the
Life and Work of General George Wade (1673-1748) the Father
of the Military Roads in Scotland.
Scottish Soldier of Fortune: Their... dventures and Achievements
in the Armies of Europe. Details the adventures and achievements
during the 16th and 17th centuries of not only Scottish individuals,
but in some instances entire Scottish regiments. More than 40,000
Scottish soldiers were in action on the continent during this
era. Their stories were omitted from most Scottish histories.
Scotsmen trained the armies and founded the fleets of Russia.
For generations the old Scots Brigade of immortal memory was
the boasted 'Bulwark of Holland'. Second to none in war and
glory were the Scottish guard of the French Kings-that guard
of which only four were left alive when Francis I gave up his
sword on the field of Paris.
Was a Piper, a Scottish Piper:... The memoirs of John T
MacKenzie reveal a truly remarkable man: a highly respected
authority on highland piping with a commitment to tradition
and excellence in performance. Born in Edinburgh, John T was
a student of piping at age nine. Enlisted in the Scots Guards,
he saw active service in the war zones of North Africa, participated
in the Liberation of Norway and was later posted to active duty
in the Malaysian jungle. John T MacKenzie bears personal witness
to the horrors and valour of warfare. Throughout, his devotion
to highland piping remained, and remains, in the forefront of
his life. Appointed personal piper to the Royal Household in
1946, John T MacKenzie has piped at numerous ceremonial events
in Europe and North America. His recruitment as a Pipe Major
to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 brought him to Canada,
and ultimately to Glengarry County, where his contributions
to piping are legendary.
Scottish Commander From Bannockburn to Balaclava, from Stirling
Bridge to the Somme, a string of great Scottish commanders have
led their men into battle. This text traces the common threads
that made men such as Wallace, Bruce, Montrose and General Patrick
Gordon great leaders.
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