By Mike Chappell
Over the centuries in their life the Scottish regiments of the British military have won a name in struggle that's the envy of all and that are matched, or exceeded, via only a few. The very description 'Scottish soldier' evokes photographs starting from the 'thin purple streak tipped with a line of metal' of the 93rd Highlanders at Balaclava, and the cost of the Scots greys at Waterloo (1815), to the newer deeds of Scottish regiments within the Falkland Islands (1982) and the Persian Gulf (1990-1991). Mike Chappell chronicles the striking historical past of the Scottish devices which fought within the global wars.
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