Grant, Roderick.


Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1977. 160 pp., profusely illustrated with photo-ills., + 3 cold., plates, 1 of which is double-page. D.j., 30 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. In World War II the 51st Highland Division fought with distinction in no less than fourteen major battles from the debacle in France in 1940, through Alamein, North Africa, Sicily, Caen, and across the Rhine. Of the thirty British infantry, armoured and airborne divisions which took part in 'listed' battles in World War II, the 51st took part in more than any other except the 7th Armoured Division, the immortal 'Desert Rats' who were its frequent comrades in action. With this in mind the author was specially commissioned to produce this evocation of the Highland Division at war as a fitting companion to Ian Allan's highly successful Desert Rats at War. The result is a superb collection of individual anecdotes of 'Jocks' in battle and of remarkable photographs of life and action with the Division throughout its many campaigns.

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