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...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846032233
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Series: Men-At-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,176,683
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with one son. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and the Texas Revolution. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292) and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warriors 19 and 20). The author lives in Whitley Bay, UK.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     3
Basic Chronology     5
Regimental Evolution     7
Kilted and unkilted regiments - Highland status and county titles
Localisation and amalgamation - the Cardwell, Stanley and Childers reforms, 1872-81
Volunteers, 1881 & 1908
'Brave Highland Men' - regimental recruitment
Pipers
Highland Uniform: Generalities     33
Bonnets
Jackets
Kilts, plaids and trews
Hose
Spats
Sporrans
Plate Commentaries     41
Evolution of uniform and regimental distinctions
79th (Cameron) Highlanders, 1830s
74th Highlanders, 1840s
72nd (Duke of Albany's) Highlanders, 1850s
92nd (Gordon) Highlanders, 1860s
91st (Argyll) & 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders, 1870s
Black Watch, 1880s
Seaforth Highlanders, 1890s
Highland Light Infantry, 1900s
Index     48
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