BOOK TITLE:

"From Breadalbane to Brucker Muhl: Scottish Highland Soldiers in Hesse 1759 - 62"

AUTHOR: Axel Koehler
ISBN:978-3-935943-05-5
PRICE: £10.95
PAGES: p/b; 79pp; 210x147mm; Illustrations, Maps and Battle Plans.

OVERVIEW:

Please note that this is a brief but serious academic study of a specialised subject, rather than a general history.

Table of Contents

Roimh-Ràdha / Foreword
5
Roimh-Ràdha an Ùghdair Author's Foreword
6
Introduction
8
Upper and Central Hesse in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century
9
The Relevant Highland Regiments and their Origins
11

A Chlanna nan Gàidheal, ri guailibh a chèil' - From Krofdorf to Amöneburg 1759-62

16
a) Actions of the 87th Highlanders in 1760, and the arrival of the 88th Highlanders
18
b) The campaign of 1762 from Wilhelmsthal to Amöneburg
22
"In the garb of Old Gaul" - The Gaels in French Service in Giessen and Marburg 1761
39
Hessian, or general German reactions to the Highland Scots 1759-62
42
Conclusion: The Legacy of the Gaels in the German Campaigns of 1759-62
44
Endnotes
47
Appendix A: Areas in Hesse passed by the 87th and 88th Highlanders, as well as the Régiment d'Ogilvy and Royal Écossois, during their campaigns 1760-62
57
Appendix B: The last battles of Archibald Campbell of Achallader, 1760-61, as mentioned in the elegy by Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir
68
Bibliography and list of image sources
74
Liosta Buidheachais / Acknowledgements
76
Picture credits
78

Described by the author as "a celebration and commemoration of the many brave men from Highland Aberdeenshire, Argyll, Breadalbane, Ross and Sutherland who joined the ranks of the 87th and 88th Highland Regiments of Foot to leave their homeland and their kin behind to march across the foreign hills and glens of Hesse."

This work will appeal to the serious military historian, to students of the Seven Years War and also to persons wishing to contextualise the events of the period.

This is a very specialised publication in a limited edition.

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