51st Division

Hugh Goldie

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I read this wonderfull little book several years ago. I was astounded
by the great sacrifices made by the troops and by their courage. The part
about the different companies communicating in Gaelic to confuse the
enemy was neat too. You tend to get emersed in the day to day details of
the battle however. Other histories give a better overview --I might have
something at home.

You might be able to get this book from the Queen's printer in Britain
("H.M. Stationary Office?") or you could arrange an interlibrary loan from
the University of Saskatchewan library. The book is in the stacks;
although, it should be in the archives.

Hugh Goldie, Saskatoon Country Dancers, Saskatoon, Canada
xxxxxx@xxxx.xxxxx.xx

AUTHOR Linklater, Eric, 1899-1974.
TITLE The highland division.
PUBLISHED London, H.M. Stationery Off., 1942.
DESCRIPT. 96 p. maps. 19 cm.
SERIES The Army at war.
SUBJECT World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great
Britain..
Great Britain. Army. Division, 51st (Highland)
NOTE "Issued for the War Office by the Ministry of Information."
"Order of battle, the Fifty-first (Highland) Division": p.
cover and p. 1.

LOC : Main Lib-Stacks
CALL # : D 759.5 51st L75 (This may be a "Library of Congress"
number)
CIRC STATUS : IN LIBRARY

On Sun, 12 Jan 1997 XxxX@xxx.xxx wrote:

> Hi --
>
> Are there any books or articles on the 51st Division during WWII and the
> devising of the Reel of the 51st Division? A fellow dancer mentioned that
> the archives of the unit are at one of the castles in Scotland. Does anyone
> have knowledge of that?
>
> I'd be pleased to receive any information directly. Thank you.
>
> Ree Grishm
> Chicago, IL USA
> XxxX@xxx.xxx
>
>

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