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In the wake of the Jacobite Rebellions, companies of trustworthy Highlanders were raised from royal clans to protect the populace, deter cattle stealing and guard against any possible Jacobite incursion. Soon after its formation, the companies organized into a regiment of foot known famously as the "Black Watch," the name thought to derive from their dark-coloured tartans and their role to "watch" the Highlands. This book explores the uniforms, equipment and history of the Black Watch, from their involvement in the battles of Fontenoy and Ticonderoga in the mid-18th century, through to the Korean War of the 1950s.

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The Early Years · Fontenoy and Ticonderoga · America · Alexandria · The Peninsular War · The Waterloo Campaign · The Crimea and India · Egypt and South Africa · 1914-1918 · 1939-1952 · Colour plate commentary

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Published Jun 15 1971
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850450538
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 8
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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