Royal Scots Greys by Charles Grant, Michael Youens
For almost three centuries the Royal Scots Greys have had the proud distinction of being Scoland's only regular cavalry regiment, famed for their distinguished service record from Marlborough's Wars (1702-1713) to World War II. Indeed, the Greys at Waterloo form one of the most memorable features of military history. With their cry of "Scotland forever!" they charged upon the French ranks seizing the imperial eagle of the French 45th Regimental. This book also looks at how this traditional cavalry unit struggled to come to terms with the realities of modern warfare during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) and World War I. Equipment and organization used in these combatsare alldetailed in full and uniforms are shown in full color artwork.
Charles Grant has had a lifelong interest in militaria and is a passionate war-gamer. He has written for many military publications including 'the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research' and has had two books published on modern and eighteenth-century war-gaming. Scottish-born, and a retired officer of the Special Branch, Scotland Yard, he is married with two children and now lives in Kent.
Table of Contents
· The Early Years · The Wars of Marlborough · Later 18th Century Wars · The end of the 18th Century · Waterloo · The Crimea · South Africa · World War I · World War II · Colour plate commentary