THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

By: Blacklock, Michael. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

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126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental Quick March (The Garb of Old Gaul), Bugle Charge, and Regimental Quick March for Pipes & Drums (Highland Laddie). "At Waterlo o they charged the French shouting 'Scotland for ever!' and Sergeant Ewart captured the Eagle of the 45th French Regiment. As Napoleon exclaimed, 'Qu'ils sont terribles, ces chevaux gris', and he spoke from the heart: he was referring to the Royal Scots Greys. As it was at Waterloo, so it was at Balaclava where the Greys, as part of the Heavy Brigade, went through the Russians like a knife through butter; in South Africa, where they scattered the Boers like grass in the path of a scythe. The grey horses gave way to tanks in 1941 but the spirit of Sergeant Ewart lived on in the Second World War, and in no 'Grey' more so than Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his daring raid on Rommel's Headquarters in North Africa. The story of the Royal Scots Greys - whether they are charging French, Russians or Germans as cavalry, or fighting in North Africa, Italy or North-West Europe in tanks - will stir the blood of every man who has ever soldiered and many civilians besides." Very light cigarette odour, very light browning to edges of text block and in margins of pages, small bump to bottom ofspine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling, very light browning at edges.

Title: THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

Author Name: Blacklock, Michael. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

Categories: Military - Regiments, Military - British: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1971

ISBN Number: 0850520886

ISBN Number 13: 9780850520880

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22577

Keywords: Regimental history, Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, Napoleonic wars, Waterloo, Sergeant Ewart, Heavy Brigade, Russian Army, Crimean War, Crimea, Boer War, sourth African War, south Africa, Tanks, Tank Warfare, Armoured Vehicles, Cavalry, First World War, World War I, World War II, Second World War, North Africa, Victoria Cross, Geoffrey Keyes, North-West Europe.,