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MAA 008 The Black Watch

MAA 008 The Black Watch
Autor: Charles Grant
Data publikacji: 1971-06-15
ISBN: 9780850450538
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 48
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Opis produktu:

In the wake of the Jacobite rebellions, companies of trustworthy Highlanders were raised from royal clans to protect the populace, deter cattle stealing and guard against any possible Jacobite incursion. Soon after its formation, the companies organized into a regiment of foot known famously as the 'Black Watch', the name thought to derive from their dark-coloured tartans and their role to 'watch' the Highlands. This book explores the uniforms, equipment and history of the Black Watch, from their involvement in the battles of Fontenoy and Ticonderoga in the mid-18th century, through to the Korean War of the 1950s.

Contents
The Early Years · Fontenoy and Ticonderoga · America · Alexandria · The Peninsular War · The Waterloo Campaign · The Crimea and India · Egypt and South Africa · 1914-1918 · 1939-1952 · Colour plate commentary

Charles Grant has had a lifelong interest in militaria and is a passionate war-gamer. He has written for many military publications including ‘the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research’ and has had books published on modern and eighteenth-century war-gaming. Scottish-born, and a retired officer of the Special Branch, Scotland Yard, he is married with two children and now lives in Kent.



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