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A long line of soldiers from a Highland Regiment marching along a road. They are all wearing kilts and steel helmets, and are carrying rifles. They are being led by a kilted man on a horse. Most of the men have solemn faces. The road they are marching along has a steep bank of earth on both sides. On the left, at the top of bank, there is a line of soldiers watching as the troops march past. There is a camp visible in the background. In 1881 there was a restructuring of the British Army which included the creation of four distinct Highland Regiments; The Gordon Highlanders, The Queen’s Own Highlanders, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and The Seaforth Highlanders. They were collectively known as The Highlanders.

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About Fionnuala Barrett

I am a master's student of nineteenth-century English literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. For the WW1C project I have been overseeing the @Arras95 live-tweeting project, as well as researching resources to add to the project library.
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