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  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary as his fellow countrymen tried to come to terms with the fact that one of Scotland's most famous soldiers had ended his life rather than face... more...

  • Queen's Own Highlandersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    Created in 1961 as a result of the amalgamation of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and the Seaforth Highlanders, the Queen's Own Highlanders embody the history and traditions of some of Scotland's oldest Highland regiments. Two great Highland families - Cameron of Lochdarroch and Mackenzie of Seaforth - were involved in the formation of the antecedent... more...

  • The Argyll and Sutherland Highlandersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is one of the best-known regiments in the British Army. In a previous incarnation as the 93rd Highlanders, its soldiers were famed for being the 'thin red line' that repulsed the Russian heavy cavalry at the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War. When the regiment was ordered to disband in 1968 as part of... more...

  • The Cameroniansby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689. And yet, although the regiment is no more, its place in history is unassailable. The ceremony embraced the history of one regiment, The Cameronians,... more...

  • The Gordon Highlandersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The Gordons recruited from the north-east of Scotland and the regiment's character was moulded by men from the farming counties of Aberdeenshire, Moray and Nairn. It was raised in 1794 by an aristocratic landowner, the Duke of Gordon, whose wife played a major role in attracting recruits by riding through her husband's estates and offering a guinea... more...

  • The King's Own Scottish Borderersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The King's Own Scottish Borderers is one of only two Scottish regiments never to have been amalgamated until it joined forces with The Royal Scots to form the 1st battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. It is also unusual in that it lost its Scottish status between 1782 and 1887 when it served as the 25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot. Formed... more...

  • The Royal Highland Fusiliersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The Royal Highland Fusiliers came into being in 1959 as a result of the amalgamation of two regiments, both of which had strong connections with Glasgow and the west of Scotland: The Royal Scots Fusiliers, founded in 1678 by Charles Erskine, fifth Earl of Mar; and The Highland Light Infantry, or HLI, created in 1881 as a result of the amalgamation... more...

  • The Black Watchby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The Black Watch was formed at Aberfeldy in Perthshire in the early eighteenth century as an independent security force, or 'watch', to guard the approaches to the lawless areas of the Scottish Highlands. Instantly recognisable due to the famous red hackle cap badge and the traditional dark blue and green government tartan kilt from which it got its... more...

  • The Royal Scotsby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The Royal Scots are Scotland's oldest infantry regiment, with a tradition that stretches back to 1633. This first concise history of the regiment is based largely on the recollections of several generations of Royal Scots - men like Private McBane, who carried his three-year-old son into battle at Malplaquet, and Private Begbie, the youngest soldier... more...

  • The Flowers of the Forestby Trevor Royle

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.99

    Trevor Royle has done First World War History a great service' - Gary Sheffield 'Graphic, ably controlled...the power of imaginative storytelling is Royle's endeavour' - The Guardian 'His exceptional talents at narration produce a work that is both through-provoking and engaging. This is a vivid, solidly-written book, drawing upon the best in recent... more...