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THE BLACK WATCH.

Mr Archibald Forbes in 'The THaMr Watch: The Record of an Historic itt w«r* 't e h„ PIa JT ,0 T jt is "'Regiments that wear the kilts keep up the Highland character, even though they are of mixed nationalities:-"There is uot a Highland regiment o to-day that consists ' wholly of native soldiers'; in every one there is a large mixture of Lowland Scotch, Englishmen, Irishmen, and even foreigners. \et, u in - the days of Ticonderoga, so at. Quatre Bras, so in the days of the Crimea, so iu the fierce onslaught at iamai many of the traditional characteristics of the Highland soldier of the last century have inured in the kilted man of to-day, Cockney, Paddy, or yokel though he may be. The men who, standing in the'thin red line at the head of the Balaclava goree were objurgated by Colin Campbell in the rough warning words: 'Ninety-third !- Ninety-third! damn all that eagerness'* were simply the military descendants of the Highlanders who could scarcely be dragged away from the breastworks of TicondeS An older and a more staid repimenf t£m the 93rd, the Black Watch lurid internal fires .ii, the hour of combat a steadfast reg.mental p,id e; *but no fhan rhf yWa3 - 6Ver hearJ °» a battlefield • B»li» un , aD ' mo «3 shout of the 42nd»wyMrT - th ?, which rose Tamai" tUrmoil of the desperate mete at

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THE BLACK WATCH., Issue 10423, 18 September 1897, Supplement

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THE BLACK WATCH. Issue 10423, 18 September 1897, Supplement

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