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Catalog Number 1979.40.18
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Accession number 1979.40
Summary Chapter I: Mobilisation of the Royal Scots (Outbreak of War; 1st and 2nd Royal Scots; 3rd The Royal Scots; Territorial Battalions; Lord Kitchener's Appeal; The New Armies; Formation of First-Line Territorial Units; Raising of 15th, 16th, and 17th The Royal Scots; 18th and 19th The Royal Scots and 1st and 2nd Garrison Battalions) Chapter II: Mons and Le Cateau, August to September 1914 (2nd Battalion in France; Plans of the French and Germans; Task of the B.E.F.; March of 2nd Royal Scots; The position at Mons; Action of 23rd August; Retreat of Royal Scots to Audencourt; Situation on evening of 25th August; Stand at Le Cateau, 26th August; Continuation of the Retreat; Route of the Royal Scots; End of Retreat, 5th September) Chapter III: The Marne and the Aisne, September 1914 (Counter-attack of the Allies; Advance of 2nd Royal Scots; Action at Orly, 8th September; The Marne crossed, 9th September; Situation on night of 9th September; The Struggle on the 14th; Trench Warfare) Chapter IV: Events in the West, October 1914 to March 1915 ("The Race to the Sea"; Task of II. Corps; 2nd Royal Scots in French "Black Country"; Progress of the Advance, 12th and 13th October; Events on the 15th; German Raid at Fauquissart; Trench Tours; Condition of Trenches in 1914; 2nd Royal Scots near Kemmel; Action of 14th December) Chapter V: The 8th, 1st, and 9th Battalions in France and Flanders, November 1914 to March 1915 (Situation at close of 1914; The Probability of Deadlock; Origin of Dardanelles Campaign; Arrival of 8th, 1st, and 9th Royal Scots in the West) Chapter VI: The Second Battle of Ypres, March to July 1915 (The New Armies proceed to France; Benefits and Disadvantages of Trench Warfare) Chapter VIII: Gallipoli, February to June 1915 (The Dardanelles Campaign; 5th Royal Scots proceed to the East; Description of Gallipoli; Plans of Sir Ian Hamilton; The Landing, 25th April; The Struggle for Achi Baba; Action of 28th April; Failure of the Attack; Trench Warfare sets in; Discomforts of Gallipoli; Events on night of 1st May; Action of 6th May; Attack of the 5th Royal Scots, 7th and 8th May; Situation after the Action; Attack of 4th June) Chapter IX: Gallipoli, May to August 1915 (The Fifty-second Division; Railway Disaster at Gretna; 4th Royal Scots in a collision at sea; Successful counter-attack by 5th Royal Scots on 19th June; Arrangements for 28th June; Action of 4th Royal Scots; Action of 7th Royal Scots, 25th September; German counter-attack; Attack of the "C" Company, 20th September) Chapter XI: The Battle of Loos, 25th to 28th September 1915 (Objectives for 25th September; Nature of the Terrain; Roles of the Ninth and Fifteenth Divisions; Action of 11th and 12th Royal Scots, 25th September; The Attack on Haisnes; German counter-attack; Position at close of 25th; Events on 26th; Fosse 8 lost, 27th September; Fifteenth Division at Loos; Action of 13th Royal Scots, 25th September; Situation at nightfall; Attack on Hill 70, 26th September; German counter-attacks; Gallantry of Private Dunsire; Evacuations of Hill 70; Results of the Battle) Chapter XII: The Evacuation of Gallipoli, September 1915 to January 1916 (Deadlock in Gallipoli; Trench life at Cape Helles; Attack on West Krithia Nullah by Royal Scots, 15th November; Turkish counter-attacks defeated; 5th Royal Scots at Suvla Bay; Winter Conditions at Cape Helles; Decision to abandon Gallipoli; Difficulties with regard to Evacuation; Measures taken at Cape Helles; Incidents during the Evacuation, 8th January 1916) Chapter XIII: The Balkans and Egypt, September 1915 to June 1916 (Importance of Meditteranean Littoral; Reasons for Intervention in the Balkans; 1st Royal Scots at Salonika; Defences of the Allies; The Position in Egypt; 6th Royal Scots at at Cairo; Expedition against the Senussi; 6th Royal Scots at Matruh; Action of 13th December; Action of 23rd January; Advance on Sollum; The Battalion embarks for France; Eastern defences of Egypt; 5th Royal Scots embark for France; 4th and 7th Royal Scots in Egypt; Turkish attack on Dueidar; Routes across the Sinai Desert;; Defensive Arrangements of Sir Archibald Murray) Chapter XIV: Events in the West, October 1915 to June 1916 (German Offensive against Verdun; 2nd Royal Scots in the Salient; Tribute to Major A.E. Everingham; 11th and 12th Royal Scots in the Salient; "Plugstreet"; 11th Royal Scots raided, 13th May; 13th Royal Scots in Loos Salient; Death of Lieut. Colonel MacLear; The Battalion raided, 11th May; 8th Royal Scots at the Somme and Arras; 9th Royal Scots at Vaux and Arras; First Experiences of 15th, 16th, and 17th Royal Scots; The 15th and 16th at the Somme; 5th and 6th Royal Scots formed into one Battalion; Plans of Sir Douglas Haig for 1916; Significance of Battle of the Somme) Chapter XV: The Battle of the Somme- La Boiselle, Delville Wood, and Longueval, July 1916 (Description of Terrain; The German defences between the Somme and the Ancre; Three phases of the Battle; Sector of Thirty-fourth Division; Objectives of 15th and 16th Royal Scots; Attack of 15th and 16th Royal Scots; Importance of La Boiselle; Wood Alley; Situation at nightfall, 1st July; Sir George McCrae at Wood Alley, 2nd July; Capture of Scots Redoubt; Events on 3rd July; Achievements of Thirty-Fourth Division; Relief of 15th and 16th Royal Scots; 11th and 12th Royal Scots at Montauban; The 12th at Bernafay Wood, 3rd July; 2nd Royal Scots; Longueval; Arrangements for Attack on 14th July; The Assembly; Action of 11th Royal Scots; Attack on Longueval by 12th Royal Scots; 2nd Royal Scots in Action, 14th July; Gains of the Battle; Continuation of Attack on Longueval, 15th July; 11th Royal Scotts attack Longueval, 16th July; Heroism of 2nd Lieut. Turner and Sergeant Allwright; Longueval, 17th July; Relief of 11th and 12th Royal Scots; German counter-attack; 2nd Royal Scots) Chapter XVI: Battle of the Somme- Guillemont, High Wood, Martinpuich, and the Butte de Warlencourt, July to October 1916 (Third Division at Guillemont; Assaults of 2nd Royal Scots, 22nd and 23rd July; Battalion relieved; 17th Royal Scots at the Somme; Fifty-first Division at the Somme; Happy Valley and High Wood; Attack of 9th Royal Scots, 23rd July; Advantures of Major Moncrieff; Relief of Fifty-first Division; 15th and 16th Royal Scots near High Wood; Attacks on Intermediate Trench, August; 17th Royal Scots; Fifteenth Division arrives at the Somme; Situation at beginning of September; Arrangements for attack on 15th September; Effect of wet weather; 11th and 12th Royal Scots at Vimy Ridge; The Butte de Warlencourt; A difficult relief; Incidents at Snag Trench) Chapter XVII: The Battle of the Ancre- Beaumont Hamel and Serre, October 1916 to February 1917 (13th Royal Scots near Martinpuich; 17th, 11th, and 12th Royal Scots at Arras; 8th and 9th Royal Scots near Amentieres; 15th and 16th Royal Scots at Bois Grenier; 2nd Royal Scots in the Hulluch Sector; 5/6th Royal Scots; Beaumont Hamel and Serre; Situation at the Ancre and preparations for Attack; Raids by 9th and 2nd Royal Scots; Work of 8th Royal Scots; Attack on Beaumont Hamel, 13th November; Attack of 2nd Royal Scots at Serre, 13th November; 5/6th Royal Scots near Beaumont Hamel; 8th and 9th Royal Scots at Courcelette; Successful enterprise by 2nd Royal Scots at Serre, 5th January) Chapter XVIII: Events in the East, June to December 1916 (Events in the Balkans, 1916; 1st Royal Scots at the Struma; Operations against Bala and Zir, 30th September; Attack on Homondos, October; British preparations in Egypt; The Position at Romani; Turkish attack on Romani; Part played by the 7th Royal Scots, 4th August; Defeat of the Turks; March across Sinai begins, 11th October; El Arish reached, December) Chapter XIX: The Second Battle of Gaza, December 1916 to April 1917 (Gaza; Entry into Palestine; Preparations of 156th Brigade for Attack on Gaza; Dispositions of 4th and 7th Royal Scots; The Attack, 19th April; Failure of the Attack) Chapter XX: The German Retreat and Preparations for The Battle of Arras, February to April 1917 (Situation at beginning of 1917; Plans of Sir Douglas Haig; German Retreat to Hindenburg Line; Advance of 5/6th Royal Scots; Advance of 17th Royal Scots; Situation at Arras; Royal Scots Battalions at Arras; Raid by 16th Royal Scots, 7th April; Daylight raid by 13th Royal Scots, 5th April; Reconnaissance by 11th Royal Scots, 21st March; Gallantry of 2nd Lieut. Storey; The struggle for air supremacy; Arras; Arrangements for the Battle; Objectives) Chapter XXI: The Battle of Arras, 9th to 13th April 1917 (Action of 12th and 11th Royal Scots; Action of 16th and 15th Royal Scots; Action of 9th Royal Scots; Blangy captured by 13th Royal Scots; Action of 2nd Royal Scots; Gains of the 9th April; The struggle south of the Scarpe, 10th and 13th April; Events north of the Scarpe; Abortive attack by 11th and 12th Royal Scots, 12th April; Work of 15th, 16th, 9th, and 8th Royal Scots) Chapter XXII: The Battle of Arras, Actions of the 23rd April, 28th April, 3rd May, and 5th June (Reasons for continuation of Arras Offensive; 9th Royal Scots near Mount Pleasant Wood; 13th and 9th Royal Scots near Mount Pleasant Wood; 13th and 9th Royal Scots in action of 23rd April; Results of attack on 23rd April; Work of 8th Royal Scots; 15th and 16th Royal Scots at Roeux and Chemical Works, 28th April; Attack of 2nd and 12th Royal Scots, 3rd May; Attack of 11th and 12th Royal Scots, 5th June) Chapter XXIII: The Eve of The Passchendaele Campaign, May to July 1917 (Divisions at Rest; Location of Royal Scots Battalions; Pelmanism; Development of offensive methods in the Air; Object of Passchendaele Campaign; How the situation on the Western Front was affected by events in other theatres; Capture of Messines Ridge, June 1917; The German plan of defence in Flanders; Difficulties of the British; Work of 8th Royal Scots) Chapter XXIV: Passchendaele, Actions of 31st July and 22nd August 1917 (British Offensive begin, 31st July; 13th Royal Scots at Frezenberg; German counter-attack; 13th Royal scots at Beck House and Square Farm, 1st August; 9th Royal Scots near the Steenbeck; Work of 8th Royal Scots; Campaign interrupted by rain; Fruitless attack by 13th Royal Scots, 22nd August) Chapter XXV: The 15th and 16th Royal Scots at Hargicourt, July to September 1917 (Thirty-fourth Division at Hargicourt; Action of 26th August; Attack of 15th and 16th Royal Scots) Chapter XXV: Passchendaele, September and October 1917 (Action of 20th September; 11th and 12th Royal Scots at Frezenberg; Gallantry of Captain Reynolds; 9th Royal Scots at the Stroombeek; Counter-attack against Fifty-first Division; Attack of 2nd Royal Scots, 26th September; Action of 11th and 12th Royal Scots, 12th October; Action of 15th and 16th Royal Scots, 22nd October; Close of the Passchendaele Offensive) Chapter XXVII: Cambrai, November to December 1917 (British preparations for attack at Cambrai; Work of 8th Royal Scots; The German defences; Task of Fifty-first Division; Result of the Attack, 20th and 21st November; German counter-attack, 22nd November; Operations of 23rd November; German counter-thrust near Gouzeaucourt and Gonnelieu; 9th Royal Scots at Moeuvres) Chapter XXVIII: The Struma Valley, 1917 (Events in the East; The 1st Royal Scots at the Struma; Raid on Homondos by 1st Royal Scots, 22nd July; Operation against Homondos, October; Training and Sport) Chapter XXIX: The Fall of Gaza, November 1917 (Preparations for Attack on Gaza; Patrol adventures; The Turkish positions; The Terrain; Sir Edmund Allenby's plan; Attack on Umbrella Hill; 4th Royal Scots at El Arish Redoubt; Turks evacuate Gaza; Beginning of the persuit, 8th November 1917) Chapter XXX: The 4th and 7th Royal Scots in Palestine, November 1917 to April 1918 (Burkah and Brown Hill; Advance into the Judean Mountains; Nebi Samwil; Turkish counter-attack, 27th November; Fifty-second Division at the Auja; Preparations for Attack; The crossing of the Auja, 20th/21st December; Advance continued, 22nd December; Fifty-second Division transferred to France, April 1918) Chapter XXXI: Eve of the Great German Offensive, September 1917 to March 1918 (Situation on the Western Front; British Brigades reduced to Three Battalions; Defensive arrangements of Sir Douglas Haig, 5/6th Battalion at Nieuport and Houthulst Forest; Movements of 2nd, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Battalions; German plan of attack) Chapter XXXII: The Great German Offensive Part I., March 1918 (Opening of great German Offensive, 21st March; Retreat of Fifth and Third Armies; Failure of Germans to achieve their objective; 9th Battalion near St. Quentin; Its movements from 21st March to 3rd April; 11th and 12th Battalions near Gouzeaucourt; Their movements from the 21st to the 27th March; Arrival of 17th Battalion in the Battle Area; Its movements from 24th to the 29th March) Chapter XXXIII: The Great German Offensive Part II., March 1918 (Position of Fifty-first Division; Action of 8th Battalion, 21st to 26th March; Death of Lieut.-Colonel Gemmill, 25th March; Position of Thirty-fourth Division; Action of 15th and 16th Battalions, 21st to 23rd March; Third and Fifteenth Divisions near Arras; Readjustment of Line, 22nd/23rd March; Great German attack, 28th March; Action of 2nd and 13th Battalions; 5/6th Battalion at Ayette) Chapter XXXIV: The German Offensive on the Lys, April 1918 (German Break-through at Lys, 9th April; Attack on Givenchy repulsed; German advance on Merville and Bethune; Action of the 8th, 2nd, and 9th Battalions; German advance on Bailleul and Hazebrouck; Action of 15th and 16th Battalions; Armentieres abandoned, 10th April; Loss of Bailleul, 15th April; 11th and 12th Battalions near Hollebeke; German Attack on Kemmel, 25th April; Action of 11th and 12th Battalions; Hostile advance checked) Chapter XXXV: The Turn of the Tide, May to August 1918 (Situation at end of April; 15th and 16th Royal Scots disbanded; German Attack on Chemin des Dames; Location of Royal Scots Battalions; Operations by 2nd Royal Scots near Locon; German gas attack near Locon, 20th May; 4th and 7th Royal Scots in France; Beginning of Allied counter-attack, July 1918; 8th Royal Scots at the Bois de Coutron; 9th and 13th Royal Scots near Buzancy; Action of 1st August) Chapter XXXVI: (The Advance to Victory, August and September 1918 (Opening of British Attack, 8th August; Action of 5/6th Royal Scots; 11th and 12th Royal Scots at Meteren; Attack of 2nd Royal Scots, 21st August; General British Attack, 23rd August; Action of 5/6th Royal Scots; Action of 2nd Royal Scots; Gallantry of Private H. McIver; 2nd Royal Scots at Noreuil; Action of 4th and 7th Royal Scots; Storming of Drocourt-Queant Switch; Work of 8th Royal Scots; Result of Operations from 23rd August to 2nd September; Development of the Offensive; Advance of 5/6th Royal Scots; 2nd Royal Scots at the Canal du Nord; 4th and 7th Royal Scots at Moeuvres; Task of 9th and 13th Royal Scots; Situation near end of September; Arrangements for Renewal of Offensive) Chapter XXVII: The Collapse of Bulgaria, 1st Battalion The Royal Scots, 1918 (Position in the Balkans; 1st Royal Scots transferred to the Vardar; Plan of General Francet d'Esperey; Task of 1st Royal Scots; Collapse of Bulgaria; Advance of 1st Royal Scots; Capitulation of Turkey) Chapter XXXVIII:The Final Blow, September to November 1918 (Attack of the British Fourth, Third, and First Armies, 27th and 19th September; 5/6th Royal Scots at Sequehart, 1st to 5th October; Action of 2nd Royal Scots, 27th September; Further operations of 2nd Battalion; Attack of 4th Royal Scots, 27th September; The Flanders Offensive; Action of 17th Battalion, 28th to 30th September; Action of 11th and 12th Battalions, 28th September to 1st October; Continued success of Allied offensive; Operations of 17th Battalion, 14th to 31st October; Operations of 17th Battalion, 14th to 31st October; Operations of 11th and 12th Battalions, 14th to 24th October; Advance of 9th and 13th Battalions; Battle of the Sambre, 1st to 11th November; Work of the 8th Royal Scots; 2nd Royal Scots at Vertain, 23rd October; 5/6th Royal Scots at the Battle of the Sambre; Last operations of the 4th and 7th Royal Scots) Chapter XXXIX: The 2/10th Royal Scots in Northern Russia, August 1918 to May 1919 (Reasons for expedition to Northern Russia; History of 2/10th Royal Scots; Importance of the Dwina; Operations between the Drina and the Vaga; Adventures of Major Skeil's Company; Limit of Royal Scots' advance, September; Operations from October 1918 to May 1919; Winter conditions; Return of 2/10th Royal Scots) Chapter XL: The Royal Scots Memorial (Movements of battalions after the Armistice; Demobilisation; Battle Honours; Reorganisation of Territorial Battalions; The Royal Regiment; Activities of The Royal Scots Association; Suggestion of a Club as the Regimental Memorial; Dedication of the Memorial and formal opening of the Club, 12th August 1922, by H.R.H. Princess Mary) Appendices (I. Divisional and Battalion Histories of the Great War concerning The Royal Scots II. A Brief Account of the Home-Service Units III. 19th Battalion The Royal Scots, and 1st Garrison Battalion The Royal Scots IV. Victoria Cross Awards V. The Royal Scots Association)
Illustrations: (H.R.H. Princess Mary [Viscountess Lascelles]; Lieut.-General Sir E.A. Altham, K.C.B.,K.C.I.E.,C.M.G.; Private H.H.Robson, V.C.; Lieut.-Colonel A. Brook, V.D.; Lance Corporal W. Angus, V.C., and Lieutenant J.Martin, M.C.; W Beach, Cape Helles; Lieut.-Colonel S.R.Dunn; Officers of the 8th Royal Scots at Bouzincourt; Lieut.-Colonel S.R.Dunn; Officers of the 8th Royal Scots at Bouzincourt; Lieut.-Colonel R.C. Dundas; Private R. Dunshire, V.C.; Lieut.-Colonel H. MacLear, D.S.O.; Lieut.-Colonel H.l.Budge; Breastworks at Armentieres; Cologne Ridge; Captain H. Reynolds, V.C.,M.C.; Nebi Samwil; Judean Hills; Lieut.-Colonel W. Gemmill, D.S.O.; Brig.General A.F.Lumsden, D.S.O.; Lieut.-Colonel J.A. Turner, D.S.O.,M.C.; Lieut.-Colonel A.G.Scougal, M.C.; Memorial Tablet; Lieutenant D.S.M'Gregor, V.C.; Officers of 1st Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 1/4th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 5th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 6th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 1/7th Battalion The Royal Scots (April 1915; Officers of 8th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 1/9th Battalion The Royal Scots (July 1914); Officers of 11th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 13th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 15th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 16th Battalion The Royal Scots; Officers of 17th Battalion The Royal Scots (February 1916)
Text Maps: (General Map of Western Front; Route of the 2nd Royal Scots (20th August-13th October 1914); Fauquissart (1914), Neuve Chapelle, and Festubert (1915); The Salient, 1914 and 1915; Gallipoli; Cape Helles, showing British Trench System; Action of the 28th June 1915; Action of the 12th July 1915; The Battle of Loos, 25th to 28th September 1915; Action of the 15th November 1915; The Senussi Campaign, 1915-1916; The Battle of the Somme, 1916; The Battle of the Ancre, 1916; The Struma Valley; The Sinai Desert; Gaza; The Battle of Arras, 1917; Passchendaele, 1917, and the Offensive in Flanders, 1918; Hargicourt, August 1917; Battle of Cambrai, 1917; Palestine; German Offensive against the Fifth Army, March 1918, and Advance of Fourth Army, August-October 1918; German Offensive against the Third Army (March), and Advance of Third and First Armies, August-November 1918; The German Offensive at the Lys, April 1918; Coutron Wood, July 1918; Buzancy, August 1918; The Vardar Valley; The Final Advance (9th, 13th, 4th, and 7th Battalions), September-November 1918; Battle of the Sambre, 4th November 1918; The Dwina and the Vaga; Archangel -Vologda Railway)
Folding Maps: (Volume I.- The Salient, 1914 and 1915; Gallipoli; Cape Helles, showing Trench Systems; The Battle of the Somme, 1916; The Sinai Desert Volume II.- Passchendaele, 1917, and the Offensive in Flanders, 1918; Palestine; German Offensive against the Fifth Army, March 1918, and Advance of Fourth Army, August-October 1918; German Offensive against the Third Army, March 1918, and Advance of Third and First Armies, August-November 1918; The German Offensive at the Lys, April 1918; The Final Advance (9th, 13th, 4th, and 7th Battalions), September-November 1918)
Title The Royal Scots 1914-1919 Vol. 1
Author Ewing, Maj. John
Published Date 1925
Publisher Oliver and Boyd
Published Place London
OCLC Number 1894532
Library of Congress Control Number 26015677