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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: A Concise History

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: A Concise History
Item# 9781845960902
$34.95

Product Description

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

Author: Trevor Royle

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is one of the best-known regiments in the British Army. In a previous incarnation as the 93rd Highlanders, its soldiers were famed for being the ‘thin red line’ that repulsed the Russian heavy cavalry at the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War. When the regiment was ordered to disband in 1968 as part of wide-ranging defence cuts, a popular 'Save the Argylls' campaign was successful in keeping the regiment in being. In 2006, it became the 5th battalion of the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. (hb)