Black Watch. The Inside Story Of The Oldest Highland Regiment In The British Army
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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: First Edition
Description: 470 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: The Black Watch is one of the finest fighting forces in the world and has been engaged in virtually every worldwide conflict for the last three centuries. Named after the dark tartan of the soldiers' kilts, it is the oldest Highland regiment. As part of the British army, their first battle abroad was in Flanders in 1745 but the regiment soon moved to North America to fight the French, and then shared the capture of Montreal, the Windward Islands and Martinique. The American War of Independence saw the regiment once again in America, fighting horrific battles and eventually storming Fort Washington in 1776. Since then the regiment has held its own from the Napoleonic Wars to the Indian mutiny to Iraq. The Black Watch is the UK's most decorated regiment, combining the proud history and tradition of an organisation that has been soldiering for over 250 years.