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The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent: The 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Paperback – Nov 2008


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  • Paperback: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Librario Publishing Ltd (Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956022308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956022301
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 22.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The declaration of war against Germany on 4 August 1914 saw the Territorials of the 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, mobilised for the first time in their history. After crossing to France in May 1915 the battalion fought with great distinction as part of the famous 51st (Highland) Division in the major battles of 1916, 1917 and 1918. Of the 4,888 men who served with the Morayshire battalion during the Great War 1,163 were killed or died of wounds or illness; their names are found today on headstones or memorials to the missing at more than 130 sites in France and Belgium and on war memorials at home. That the survivors of the earlier battles overcame all the difficulties and heavy losses to lead the young reinforcements to victory in November 1918 makes their story all the more remarkable. The result of many years research, this book is compiled from official and unofficial documents, newspaper and privately held accounts, and is illustrated with more than 175 photographs, drawings and maps. It tells the story of ordinary men who performed extraordinary deeds fighting a skillful and determined enemy in the trenches of the Western Front.

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By Andycee on 8 Mar. 2013
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Great book, very interesting. Used to find information for family tree. Good selection of pictures, stories and the history of the regiment.
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Lots of detail answered all my questions, so many stories about the men and their lives.. Mr Bird is a very informed and hard working man.
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By jackie on 6 Sept. 2014
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Brilliant book, a great help on a project I am doing about WW1 in Scotland
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