The Black Watch: A Concise History

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The second title in a series of regimental histories by Trevor Royle, this book looks at the Black Watch, renowned as one of the great fighting regiments of the British Army, and a family regiment,” with sons following fathers into its ranks. This history is based largely on letters and diaries of former soldiers, and is a fitting memorial to the regiment’s long and distinguished history.

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Trevor Royle has built up an outstanding reputation as a historian of war and empire. His recent books include The Civil War: The War of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660, Patton: Old Blood and Guts and the ground-breaking Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856. He lives in Edinburgh.

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"Black Watch was always much more than an attractive tartan, as this chronicle of three centuries' tough soldiering makes clear (****)" The Scotsman "An effective concise history of Scotland's most famous regiment" Independent on Sunday

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