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McCrae"s Battalion The Story of the 16th Royal Scots by Jack Alexander

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Published by Mainstream Publishing .
Written in English


  • British & Irish history: First World War,
  • European history: First World War,
  • Land forces & warfare,
  • Regiments,
  • Military - General,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • British Isles,
  • Europe,
  • Military - World War I,
  • Soccer,
  • History / General,
  • History / Military / World War I,
  • Sports & Recreation / Soccer,
  • WORLD WAR, 1914-1918_CAMPAIGNS,

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8914098M
ISBN 101840189320
ISBN 109781840189322

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  The NOOK Book (eBook) of the McCrae's Battalion: The Story of the 16th Royal Scots by Jack Alexander at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Bn-logo_x47Pages:   McCrae's Battalion is his first book. show more. Rating details. 34 ratings. out of 5 stars. 5 71% (24) 4 24% (8) 3 6% (2) 2 0% (0) 1 0% (0) Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new /5(34).   McCrae's were blooded in the Battle of the Somme, losing three-quarters of their strength on the first day alone. The Colonel himself was invalided home. In time the battalion recovered. It came of age at Arras, endured the muddy horror of Passchendaele, and held the line unbroken in the face of furious German attacks on the Lys in Pages: McCrae’s Battalion: The Story of the 16th Royal Scots By (author) Jack Alexander McCrae’s Own was the ‘Heart of Midlothian Battalion’ mentioned all too briefly in Martin Middlebrook’s classic book The First Day on the Somme.

  The excellent and poignant story of the 16th Battalion (2nd City of Edinburgh's) Royal Scots, a pals' battalion in WW1 whose core was the players, ground staff and supporters of the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, and its CO Lt Col Sir George s: After twelve years of exacting historical detective work, Jack Alexander has reclaimed the 16th Royal Scots for posterity. This volume draws upon interviews with veterans and an archive of letters, diaries and photographs, assembled from the families of more than of Sir George McCrae's men. 36 rows  Background. Largely composed of professional and amateur sportsmen, "McCrae's" was the . On behalf of McCrae’s Battalion Trust, I bid you welcome and hope that you enjoy your visit. Jack Alexander. Recent Activity. th Anniversary of the First Day of Battle of the Somme July 1, ; Remembering Lt Col. Gary Tait MBE J ; Latest Trust News and Events.

Private George Blaney, Castle Brewery, Edinburgh, December McCrae's Own was the 'Heart of Midlothian Battalion' mentioned all too briefly in Martin Middlebrook's classic book . McCrae's Battalion. likes. McCrae's Battalion was a Celtic/Folk/Punk band based in San Francisco. Official Site - The Story - McCraes Battalion Trust History: The Story of McCrae’s Battalion. THE FIRST VOLUNTEERS for McCrae’s Battalion were eleven professional players from Heart of Midlothian, leaders of the Scottish League and considered by many observers to be the most irresistible footballing combination in Great Britain. The 16th Battalion moved to France in January and started on the Western Front in February. The first professional footballing member of McCrae’s Battalion to lose his life was Raith Rovers player Jimmy Todd who, on 12th March was struck in the chest by shell fragments at Armentières. The Somme.