By William McElwee, Michael Roffe

ISBN-10: 0850450853

ISBN-13: 9780850450859

On 1 July 1881 Viscount Cardwell's wholesale reorganisation of the British military introduced into lifestyles Priness Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. either had existed as separate regiments even sooner than their authentic incorporation into the British military and at the face of it, this appeared a hugely unbelievable union, Being separated either geographically and traditionally - that they had by no means even served jointly within the similar theatre. but, as heritage has proven, this not likely blend proved to be a huge luck. William McElwee tells the tale of this most famed of regiments which has served with contrast in international wars and past.

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Themselves fighting a costly series of rearguard With the 91st virtually crippled and the 93rd actions covering the withdrawal of the army to its annihilated, the burden of maintaining the great last mainland stand along the Slim River. They fighting tradition of the Argylls fell on the 7th and were reduced by then to 3 officers and 90 men, 8th Battalions. Conscious of this, they covered though there were many small parties still at large themselves with glory; both were in action in early in the jungle behind the enemy lines, the stories of days in France.

But it is worth noting that the taller bonnet had its practical value in action: it added an apparent foot to the height of a line of charging Highland soldiers as they emerged from the smoke and dust of a battlefield and made them look even more formidable than they already were. C2 Private, 91st Argyllshire Regiment, 1846 This picture is designed to illustrate the rage and frustration felt by the large body of officers and men of Scottish origin still serving in the regiment 37 at being excluded from the Highland Brigade and reduced to the appearance and status of an ordinary British line regiment.

In the next ten years they had a relatively quiet time at home or in Germany, though with two instructive interruptions: in Cyprus, where the same old recipe gained them great praise for 'steadiness and calmness under great provocation'; and briefly in Borneo. The total effect of these fifteen active years was that, when they arrived in Aden in J u n e 1967, there was no British battalion with more direct experience of counter-insurgency tactics. Even four years later, controversy still rages over the events surrounding the reoccupation, on 3 July 1967, of the town of Crater, the heart of Aden and the active source of all the subversive The 93rd riding up to the start line for the assault on the Siegfried Line, 28 February 1945.

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