ISBN 9781845963279,The Cameronians

The Cameronians

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Trevor Royle

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ISBN 9781845963279
Publisher

Mainstream Publishing

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781845963279

ISBN-10 184596327X
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Non Fiction

while its other component part - the 90th (Perthshire Light Infantry) - was raised as a light infantry regiment during the war against Revolutionary France.

Following amalgamation in 1881, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) quickly built up a solid reputation as a fighting regiment. During the First World War it raised 27 battalions and during the Second World War its battalions served in Europe and Burma. In the course of its long history, the regiment provided the British Army with many distinguished soldiers including three field marshals: Viscounts Hill and Wolseley and Sir Evelyn Wood.

Always tough and enduring in battle, it reflected the character of its main recruitment area - Glasgow and Lanarkshire - and in later years it took self-conscious pride when the Germans nicknamed its soldiers Giftzwerge, or poison dwarfs.

The Cameronians puts its story into the context of British military history and makes use of personal testimony to reveal the life of the regiment.
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