Fighting on Three Fronts: A Black Watch Battalion in the Great War (Paperback)
  • Fighting on Three Fronts: A Black Watch Battalion in the Great War (Paperback)
zoom

Fighting on Three Fronts: A Black Watch Battalion in the Great War (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 10/11/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In 1914, the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Regiment was a cavalry regiment with its headquarters in Kirkcaldy and squadrons based in Dunfermline, Cupar, Dundee and Forfar. The regiment was sent to Gallipoli in September 1915, and fought there as a dismounted cavalry formation and served until the final disembarkation, being one of the last units to leave. In just two months the regiment lost three quarters of its strength to casualties and disease. The survivors were sent to Egypt where, in 1917, they formed the cadre of an infantry battalion, the 14th Battalion Royal Highlanders; better known as the famous Black Watch. The 14th Battalion formed part of the 74th (Yeomanry) Division commanded by Major General Eric Girdwood. In Egypt and Palestine, the 14th Battalion fought with distinction against the Turkish forces at the Battle of Sheria in November 1917, and played a vital role in the events leading up to the fall of Jerusalem. Following the German offensive on the Western Front in March 1918, the 14th Battalion was rushed to France and saw action in Picardy during the closing stages of the war. On the Somme, the battalion suffered heavily in the fighting around Moislains in September 1918. This classic account, based on wartime diaries, written by Major D. D. Ogilvie, details the absorbing story of how the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry evolved over the course of the war, and presents a rare primary source record of a hard fighting battalion that saw action on three fronts.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473823327
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
Edition: Revised ed.

You may also be interested in...

Where Poppies Blow
Added to basket
Aftermath
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Goodbye to All That
Added to basket
To Hell and Back
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Escape Artists
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Added to basket
World War I
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Ring of Steel
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Fighting on the Home Front
Added to basket
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Storm of Steel
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Catastrophe
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Luger
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Burma '44
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Testament Of Youth
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Passchendaele
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.