The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902
The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902reflects upon the iconic role of the Scottish soldier as an empire builder from the Crimean War to the end of the nineteenth century. It examines how the soldier commented on this imperial experience, largely through letter, diaries and poems published in the provincial press, how his exploits were reviewed in Scotland and how military achievements contributed to both a growing sense of national identity and a deepening degree of imperial commitment.Key features:*Uses wide range of source material, especially Scottish press and regimental museums.*Reveals depth of Scottish support for its regiments as instruments of imperialism.*Illustrated.
The Images and Selfimage of the Scottish Soldier
The Black Watch in West Africa
Zulus Afghans and Boers
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1st Battalion Aberdeen Journal Afghan April army Asante Ashantee Atbara August Ayr Advertiser battle Battle of Atbara Black Watch Boer British Daily Mail BWRA Cameron Highlanders camp campaign Campbell Captain Chronicle claimed Colonel correspondents Courier & Argus Dargai December diary Dundee Courier Edinburgh Courant Egypt Egyptian Empire enemy Falkirk Herald February Fife fighting fire force Front GH Museum Glasgow Herald Gordon Highlanders Highland Brigade Highland regiments honour Illustrated London imperial infantry Inverness Courier Irish January June Kabul killed Kilmarnock Standard kilt Kinross-shire Advertiser Letter Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Macdonald Magersfontein Mahdist Manchester March military North British Daily November October officers Omdurman Perthshire Advertiser Piper Private pro-Boer recruiting reports rifles Ross-shire Journal Royal Scots Scotland Scotsman Scottish press Scottish regiments Scottish soldier Seaforth Highlanders September 1882 Sergeant South Africa Spiers Stirling Observer Strathearn Herald Sudan Tel-El-Kebir Victorian Volunteers Wauchope Wolseley Wolseley's wounded wrote Yeomanry Zulus