By William McElwee
On 1 July 1881 Viscount Cardwell's wholesale reorganisation of the British military introduced into life Priness Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. either had existed as separate regiments even sooner than their legit incorporation into the British military and at the face of it, this appeared a hugely inconceivable union, Being separated either geographically and traditionally - that they had by no means even served jointly within the similar theatre. but, as historical past has proven, this not going mix proved to be an enormous luck. William McElwee tells the tale of this most renowned of regiments which has served with contrast in global battle I (1914-1918), international conflict II (1939-1945), and beyond.
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