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Highlander : the history of the legendary Highland soldier

Author: Timothy Newark
Publisher: London : Constable, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the Battle of Quebec in 1759, only a few years after their defeat at Culloden, the 78th Highlanders faced down the French guns and turned the battle. This title presents the story of the Highlanders through the words of the soldiers themselves, from diaries, letters and journals uncovered from archives in Scotland and around the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Newark
ISBN: 9781845298982 1845298985
OCLC Number: 637736675
Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Making hard men --
A Highland mafia --
Loyal and rebellious --
American adventures --
Vengeance at Seringapatam --
Scotland for ever --
Fashionably violent --
The thin red streak --
Six VCs in one day --
New York Highlanders --
Scandal in the desert --
Shoulder to shoulder with Gurkhas --
Khaki aprons --
World-wide Highlanders --
Vengeance for St. Valery --
Mutiny and victory --
Hollywood Highlanders --
Cold War Highlanders --
Highlanders betrayed.
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