This is a rare and valuable memoir of the victorious Palestine campaign in the closing months of the Great War. Written by an officer of the 2nd battalion, London Scottish Regiment, and illustrated by the author’s own beautifully done pen and ink drawings, maps and photographs, the book narrates the closing stages of Allenby’s meticulously prepared and conducted campaign to expel the Turks from the Holy Land, culminating in the conquest of Jerusalem. As Allenby himself writes in his preface, ‘Palestine was occupied, and Jerusalem won, as the result of hard marching and fierce fighting in which the author had a forward part. He tells us how war looks from the point of view of the man in the front row; and the record of his experiences makes fascinating reading’.
KILTS ACROSS THE JORDAN Being the experiences and impressions with the second battalion London Scottish in Palestine
Published in association with The National Army Museum London, this is an account – beautifully illustrated by the author – of the conquest of the Holy Land and Jerusalem in 1918 by a serving Scottish soldier.