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The Black Watch: Fighting in the Frontline 1899-2006

The Black Watch: Fighting in the Frontline 1899-2006 (Hardback)

By Schofield, Victoria
Foreword by the Prince of Wales, Hrh

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Originating as a group of men raised to keep 'watch' over the Anglo-Scottish border, formed into a regiment in 1739 and named for the dark tartan of its soldiers' kilts, the Black Watch has fought in almost every major conflict of nation and empire between 1745 and the present da...y. Victoria Schofield recounts the modern history of the Black Watch from the Boer War onwards, tracing its service in two world wars, the Korean war, the Mau Mau uprising, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Drawing on diaries, letters and memoirs, but also on interviews with living veterans from 1939 onwards, she weaves the multiple strands of the story into an epic narrative of a heroic body of officers and men over a century of history. In her sure hands, the story of the Black Watch is no arid recitation of campaigns, dates and battle honours, but a rewarding account of the fortunes of war of a remarkable institution - a modern-day chanson de geste recording and celebrating the deeds of a regiment that has played a unique role in British history.
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ISBN 9781784979973
Released NZ 4 Oct 2017
Publisher Head of Zeus
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781784979973
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Head of Zeus
Released 4 Oct 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Schofield, Victoria
Foreword by the Prince of Wales, Hrh
Category British & Irish History
Military History
Regiments
Number of Pages 864
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 355.31
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - History, Military - 20th century, Great Britain - History, Military - 21st century
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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