BookOver centuries, war and military service have shaped the way the world sees Scotland and the way the Scots see themselves. Using key objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland, particularly the National War Museum of Scotland to illustrate the book’s narrative, the authors uncover the historical forces behind...
Allan, Stuart ; Carswell, Allan L
BookMountains and lochs, rugged terrain, challenging weather, seclusion: the Scottish highlands had everything that was needed to prepare soldiers for Commando warfare. From 1940-44 highland properties were selected and transformed into special training centres to teach guerrilla methods, assault landings and survival techniques. Commando Country looks across the origins and...
BookEmigration has been an ever-present theme in the story of Scotland. In 1914, as the world prepared for war, thousands of men enlisted in Scotland for military service, and across the British empire and beyond thousands more of Scottish birth and descent joined up. As optimism gave way to the...
Allan, Stuart ; Forsyth, David S
BookAt a time of heightened international interest in the colonial dimensions of museum collections, Dividing the Spoils provides new perspectives on the motivations and circumstances whereby collections were appropriated and acquired during colonial military service. Combining approaches from the fields of material anthropology, imperial and military history, this book argues...
Lidchi , Henrietta ; Allan, Stuart