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Scottish military disasters

Author: Paul Cowan
Publisher: Glasgow : Neil Wilson Pub., 2008.
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Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cowan, Paul, 1963-
Scottish military disasters.
Glasgow : Neil Wilson Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)891646593
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cowan
ISBN: 9781903238967 190323896X
OCLC Number: 190967953
Description: 208 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A Desolation Called Peace: Mons Graupius 83 or 84A"d Dance If You Can: Falkirk 1298 The Fool Killer: Faughart 1318 The Loser: Vermeuil 1424 Renaissance Man: Flodden 1513 Massacre in Norway: Kringen 1612 The Death March: Dunbar 1650 The Braw Lads: Namur 1695 The Auld Enemies: Culloden 1746 Death Prophesied: Ticonderoga 1758 Headless Horror: Fort du Querne 1758 No Tea Party: Boston 1776 Moore's Creek 1776 Rocketmen: Pollilur 1780 The World Turned Upside Down: Cowpens 1781 The Will of Allah: El Hamet 1807 The Stonewall Highlanders: New Orleans 1815 Women and Children First: The Birkenhead 1852 Walpole's Folly: Ruiya 1858 Mountain Madness: Majuba 1881 Highland Humiliation: Magersfontein 1899 In Dublin's Fair City 1914 Infirmary Blues: Bedford 1914 A Signal Disaster: Gretna 1915 Blooding the Pups: Gully Ravine 1915 Courage is Not Enough: St Valery 1940 The Fighting French: Lebanon 1941 The Fleet of Foot: Hong Kong 1941 The Cossacks: Austria 1945 Malaysian Massacre: Batang Kali 1948 A Hill in Korea: Nantong River 1950
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