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£4.99Scottish Tales of Adventure by Allan Burnett
World War 1; Scottish Tales of Adventure is a thrilling collection of true-life stories that puts you at the heart of the action. Follow the exploits of five heroic men and women as they battle for survival in the trenches, take part in ruthless dogfights in the skies, search for missing friends in hostile territory, and open fire on mighty warships.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£5.99The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere.
Includes new case studies and survival scenarios
The expert's survival techniques, based on John 'Lofty' Wiseman's 26 years in the SAS
Practical, easy-to-follow advice with diagrams and colour illustrationsMaximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£7.001st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. India and Burma 1941-1944.
Written and compiled by Brian Denoon and Major General I.A. Robertson CB MBE.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required8 Left in Stock
£7.00Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) An illustrated history - Introduction to the 2nd (revised) edition
The book was first published in 1983 as Cuidich 'n Righ - a History of the Queen's Own Highlanders, This 2nd editionhas been extensively revised and improved, but its purposes have not changed. It is intended to be a convenient reference book which can provide answers to many of the questions about the history of the Regiment received at the Regimental Museum each year.
At the Regimental Museum at Fort George the story of the Queen's Own Highlanders, and their antecedent regiments the Seaforth Highlanders and The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, is on permanent display. The arrangement of this book follows the sequence of displays in the museum, so the visitor to the museum can also use it as a source of background information to each room.
Another addition to the book is a short history of the Lovat Scouts. They share a recruiting area with the Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders, and their museum collection is displayed in the Regimental Musem at Fort George, so it was logical to include their interesting history in the book.
In 1994 the Queen's Owh Highlanders suffered amalgamation under government defence cuts, and the regiment was merged with The Gordon Highlanders to form The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). The revised edition brings the regimental history of the Queen's Own Highlanders up to the point of amalgamation in 1994.£7.00Successfully Added to your Shopping CartAdding to Cart...
￩￫£8.95In 1942 Evan Macrae sailed with the Battalion of the 1st Camerons to India. During 1944-45 he fought in the Burma Campaign, being appointed Pipe Major of the 1st Camerons in 1944
His well-known march Over the Chindwin commemorates the crossing of the river Chindwin by the 79th in December 1944 during the advance after the battle of Kohima
Evan eventually came to occupy the special place he created for himself as tutor in piping to the children in Lochaber. It was a job in which he undoubtedly found his personal fulfilment. His pupils adored him and he loved them. H e taught many excellent players, both boys and girls. The Lochaber Junior Pipe Band jointly formed and trained by Evan, became one of the most successful youth activities in Lochaber.
They played the old 79th tunes in a way to bring a tear to the eye of those who had heard them played across half the world.
This is his story, his reminiscence of a career that encompassed the playing of the highland bagpipe.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required4 Left in Stock£8.95Successfully Added to your Shopping CartAdding to Cart...
£8.99Gallipoli, 1915. Donald Peter (DP) Gillies, a young Lovat Scout soldier, lies in a field hospital, blinded by the Turks.
There he and his Queen Alexandra Corps nurse, Louise, fall in love. In the quiet hours he tells her of his home in the West Highlands of Scotland,of the beauty of its lochs and glens, and the struggle to save the old way of life. She in turn tells her own story of a harsh and unforgiving upbringing in the Welsh Valleys.
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£8.99Donald Angus Gillies enjoys an idyllic childhood on the remote peninsula of Ardnish, steeped in the history and traditions of the scottish Highlands.Like his father and grandfather before him he joins the Lovat Scouts, and shortly after the Second World War breaks out he is recruited by the Special Operations Executive.
An expert in explosives and sabotage, Donald Angus is parachuted into the Alps to support the Resistance. There he meets a beautiful young French-Canadian SOE agent, Francoise, and Donald Angus quickly discovers that falling in love makes life of an SOE operative doubly dangerous.
In the aftermath of a top secret mission fraught with risk, both must somehow find superhuman resources of strength and ingenuity to survive in a world torn apart by war......
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£8.99Ardnish, the Highlands of Scotland, 1944
On his deathbed, Donald John Gillies contemplates his long and turbulent life. He has seen the horror of war, lost family through death and emigration, and endured daily struggles in his small, remote community.
Donald John's mind wanders back to the dusty plains of south Africa in 1901, where he fought as a young man in the Lovat Scouts during the Boer War. Here, a chance encounter changed his life, resulting in a secret which has haunted him ever since. Now, it is time to face the ghosts of the past.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required5 Left in Stock
£9.99This is the story of seventy-two men from one village who fought and died in the Great War. They were awarded very few medals and their military careers were unremarkable - except in the important respect that they, like countless other civilians, answered their country's call in its time of need.
this book traces the lives of these sons of Bridge of Weir, not just as soldiers, sailors and airmen, but as members of a small community which felt their loss intensely. At the same time it is also the story of the politicians and generals who planned the war, and how it played out over four horrific years. The brave men of Bridge of Weir knew little of the wider canvas - their experience was of the particular battles and other events in which they fought and died.
Supreme Sacrifice entwines these two strands to create a unique and poignant picture of the First World War.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required1 Left in Stock
£9.99Twin brothers fighting in the same Highland regiment at the beginning of the Second World War are torn apart in battle and afterwards experience two radically different wars. Their stories unfold against the background of a typical Scottish Lowland family history. '',,, I had come to learn how my ancestors had fared: specifically, those on the Scottish side of my mother's family,,, the drift from the land, the search for alternative employment , including the soldiering tradition, and the dreadful conditions they endured at work and at home, this is their story.''Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required4 Left in Stock
£9.99The Northern Barrage - The Fence cross the North Sea in WW1
The US Navy entered WW1 in 1917, in part due to concerns about merchant shipping losses, and set about assembling and laying mines between Orkney and Norway in a hugely ambitious project known as the Norther Barrage
Two Massive US Navy bases were created in Inverness and Invergordon (Dalmore) to house and prepare over 56,000 sea mines for deployment in the North Sea.
The undertaking would eventually involve an area covering Ardersier, Strathpeffer and the Black Isle, Corpach and Kyle of Lochalsh.
In October 2019 the Inverness Local History Forum hosted a one day conference about the Northern Barrage which presented research by individuals and local groups brought together for the first time. This book, featuring over 240 photographs, is the culmination of that research with contributions from the Groam House Museum WW1 Project, High Life Highland, the Dalmore Group from Invergordon Museum and Alness Heritage Centre.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£10.00Portraits of Officers and Men on Active Service.
This edition of the book is dedicated not just to those named, but to all those from Ross-shire who answered their country's call during the 1914-18 war.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock