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NameThe Army At War. Highland Division
CategoryAction on Land
DepartmentMinistry Of Information
Issued ForWar Office
SO.Code70-397
Published Aug/1942
Pages96
FormB
Size12 x 18
ARJ013.0/C
iTunes
Price£2.99
DescriptionThis book charts the progress of the 51st Highland Division in France during 1940 from their initial deployment on the Maginot Line in the east of France, their move west to join the main Battle of France and finally the eventual surrender of two of the three Brigades at St Valéry-en-Caux. They were much admired by General De Gaulle who said on 20th June 1942 at Edinburth. 'I can tell you that the comradeship in arms experienced on the battlefield of Abbeville in May and June 1940 between the French Armoured Division, which I had the honour to command, and the valiant 51st Highland Division under General Fortune, played its part in the decision which I took to continue fighting on the side of the Allies unto the end no matter what may be the course of events'.
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153rd Infantry Brigade Buchanan-Smith, Alick Drummond Adjutant
154th Infantry Brigade Campbell, John Duncan Vaughan, Earl Cawdor Admiral
1st Armoured Division Churchill, Winston Aerodrome
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Condé, Charles-Marie Anti-aircraft warfare
51st (Highland) Infantry Division De Gaulle, Charles André Joseph Marie Anti-tank warfare
52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division Fortune, Sir Victor Morven Army Captain
Admiralty Rennie, Thomas Gordon Army Second Lieutenant
Anglo-French Supreme War Council Stanley-Clarke, Arthur Christopher Lancelot Artillery
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Weygand, Maxime Assistant Director Medical Services
Arkforce Bandolier
Beauman Division Battalion
Belgium Army Billet
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Boche
Border Regiment Bomber
British Army Bren Gun
British Expeditionary Force - WW2 Bridgehead
Canadian Pacific Railway Brigade
Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding) Brigadier general
French 21st Infantry Division Cavalry
French 31st Infantry Division Colonel
French 5th Light Cavalry Division Commander, Royal Artillery
French Army Commanding Officer
French Nineth Army Core Company
French Tenth Army Corned beef
French Third Army Corporal
German 5th Panzer Division Corps
German 7th Panzer Division Dannert wire
German IV Army Corps Defensive fighting position
Gordon Highlanders Destroyer
Highland Light Infantry Distinguished Service Order
King’s Own Scottish Borderers Dive-bomber
Lothians and Border Horse Division
Luftwaffe Dressing Station
Military Police (UK) Echelon Formation
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) Em-bussing point
Princess Louise Kensington regiment Fifth column
Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Fighter
Royal Air Force Flame-thrower
Royal Army Ordnance Corps Flare Guns
Royal Army Service Corps Flare
Royal Artillery Fore
Royal Corps of Signals French 75 mm field gun
Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) Full general
Royal Engineers Garrison
Royal Norfolk Regiment General Staff Officer
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Gunners
Royal Pioneer Corps Hand Grenade
Royal Scots Fusiliers Infantry
Schutzstaffel (SS) Latrine
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Lieutenant colonel
The Press and Journal (Scotland) Light Aid Detachment
The Royal Navy Light tank
The Seaforth Highlanders Line of communication
Machine gun
Maginot Line
Major
Military Cross
Military Transport Vehicle
Mine
Mortar
Non-commissioned officer (NCO)
Observation Post
Officer Commanding
Order of the Bath
Panzer
Platoon
Port
QF 2-pounder gun
QF 25-pounder field gun
Rearguard
Reconnaissance
Regimental Aid Post
Regimental sergeant major
Regiment
Rifle
S O S
Sapper
Sergeant major
Sergeant
Shell
Siegfried line
Sloop
Stormtrooper
Subaltern
Tank
Thompson submachine gun
Tracer ammunition
Tug