THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (THE 91st AND 93rd HIGHLANDERS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

By: Sutherland, Douglas. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

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127 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised separately at the end of the eighteenth century as the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, (the Regiments) saw many adventures before they were merged as one Regiment in 1881. Both saw service in many parts of the world, the 93rd in particular gaining immortal fame as 'The Thin Red Line' at Balaclava and in winning seven V.C.s before breakfast at the relief of Lucknow. There have been few spheres of military activity in British history over the past 250 years in which the Argylls have not been involved and in the great catastrophes of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars they have been in the forefront of the battle, adding lustre to an already famous name. Commander after commander has paid tribute to the fighting qualities of the Regiment who time and again have proved their worth. In the Second World War, the 2nd Battalion earned undying glory in defeat. They were the rearguard of the terrible march out of Malaya and the subsequent fall of Singapore. For a time they ceased to exist until the 15th Battalion assumed their name and honours. Since the war few Regiments have seen more service than the Argylls. They have been present at every trouble spot from Palestine, through Korea to the famous action in the crater at Aden which focused worldwide attention on them. Now, with the threat of disbandment hanging over them, they soldier on, proud and defiant to the last." Includes music for 'The Thin Red Line', 'Highland Laddie', and 'The Campbells are Coming'. Faint cigarette odour, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds, creases on inside edges of flaps.

Title: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (THE 91st AND 93rd HIGHLANDERS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

Author Name: Sutherland, Douglas. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

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

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1969

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: Good-

Seller ID: 23351

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