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A Short History of the Black Watch or Royal Highlanders: 1725-1907: With an Account of the Second Batallion in the South Africa War, 1899-1902

A Short History of the Black Watch or Royal Highlanders: 1725-1907: With an Account of the Second Batallion in the South Africa War, 1899-1902

ISBN-13: 9781721750252
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This is a special re-print edition of "A Short History of the Black Watch or Royal Highlanders: 1725-1907." After the Jacobite rising of 1715 the British government did not have the resources or manpower to keep a standing army in the Scottish Highlands. As a result, they were forced to keep order by recruiting men from local Highland clans that had been loyal to the Whigs. This proved to be unsuccessful in deterring crime, especially cattle rustling. Therefore, Independent Highland Companies (of what would be known as the "Black Watch") were raised as a militia in 1725. The six Independent Highland Companies were recruited from local clans, with one company coming from Clan Munro, one from Clan Fraser of Lovat, one from Clan Grant and three from Clan Campbell. These companies were commonly known as Am Freiceadan Dubh, or the Black Watch. "A Short History of the Black Watch or Royal Highlanders: 1725-1907" tells the complete story of the Black Watch regiment, or "Royal Highlanders," from their establishment up to the decade before World War One. A fascinating and informative read on Scottish millitary history. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

  • | Author: Am Freiceadan Dubh, Roger Chambers
  • | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • | Publication Date: Jun 21, 2018
  • | Number of Pages: 262 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1721750258
  • | ISBN-13: 9781721750252
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