Queen Victoria’s Highlanders

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Queen Victoria’s Highlanders

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This book not only offers a tribute to the proud Highlander regiments who have served with distinction for over two centuries, but also offers an in-depth study of the period in which they made their name. As the British Empire dominated every corner of the globe, Queen Victoria's Highlanders served in a variety of campaigns from the Indian subcontinent to Africa. This title will study their organization, histories, and the evolution of their uniforms. Each of the famous regiments - including the Black Watch, the Gordons, the Argylls, and the Camerons - will be covered and the full glory of their romantic, tartan uniforms revealed.

Table of Contents

The Scottish regiments post-Waterloo: dramatic increase in public reputation – restoration of the kilt (previously forbidden on political grounds since Jacobite rebellion) to unkilted units · Chronology of campaigns - e.g. South Africa, Canada, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Persia, North-west Frontier, Afghanistan · Unit organization and evolution throughout the century, culminating in Cardwell reforms of 1880s and granting of formal title 'Highlanders' · Uniform evolution throughout the century, with increasing introduction of romantic 'clan' distinctions

Product details

Published Oct 23 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846032233
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 442
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stuart Reid

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