The Thin Red Line: War, Empire and Visions of Scotland
The Thin Red Line sowcases war objects and artifacts from many wars that the Highlanders battled in while under British rule. The photographers of these objects are meant for the reader to consider the effects that military service and war had on the Scots. The authors seek to record the truth, rather than glorifying
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