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Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme was a protracted and costly offensive that began in the Somme valley of Northern France on 1 July 1916 and continued until November, with little progress and heavy casualties on both sides, under... 23478
Siege of Ladysmith The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Boer War, taking place between 30 October 1899 and 28 February 1900. 39530
Deer Forest Royal Commission of Inquiry, 1892 (I) Background to the Deer Forest Royal Commission of Inquiry, 1892, by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost and Marybank. Around 1800 there was no objection to the people taking a stag at any time, but in 1832 the Day Trespass... 58366
Deer Forest Royal Commission of Inquiry, 1892 (II) Background to the Deer Forest Royal Commission of Inquiry, 1892, by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost and Marybank. previous page The Park Deer Raid of 1887 had a profound effect on public opinion at that time, and even the... 60863
Battle of Sheriffmuir The Battle of Sheriffmuir took place in the Ochil Hills, Perthshire on 13 November 1715, between the Jacobite forces under the Earl of Mar and Hanoverian forces under the Duke of Argyll. The Jacobites had the advantage... 38308
Battle of Glenshiel The Battle of Glenshiel was fought in 1719 between government forces and Jacobite rebels allied with the Spanish. In April 1719 the Earl Marischal and the Fifth Earl of Seaforth (a staunch Jacobite) with 300 Spanish... 38317
Deer Forest Royal Commission of Inquiry, 1892 (III) Background to the Deer Forest Royal Commission of Inquiry, 1892, by Angus "Ease" Macleod, Calbost and Marybank. previous page In the case of the Park Deer Forest in the Parish of Lochs, the Deer Forest Commission did... 60864
Mesopotamia Campaign Mesopotamia was the first foreign affray for the (British) Indian Military. By 1918 there were 304,000 Indian troops and 107,000 British troops stationed in Mesopotamia. The British Indian Command was different and the... 40466
Creation of the Parish of Lochs From the Reformation until 1722 there were two parish in Lewis: Stornoway, covering the south of the island and Barvas the north. In 1722, Lochs was created as a parish. 8487
Gallipoli Campaign The Gallipoli Campaign was conceived by members of the War Council of the British Cabinet as a strategy for breaking the trench warfare deadlock on the Western Front. It was a disastrous campaign lasting for 10 months... 40290
Battle of St Julien St Julien is a small village NE of Ypres. Held by the British until taken by Germany using gas for the first time. Re-taken by Allies during the 3rd battle of Ypres. 45120
Battle of La Bassee One of the conflicts duing which the British, French and American Armies faced that of Germay on the Western front, the name applied to the fighting zone in France and Flanders. 40151
Battle of El Alamein El Alamein in Egypt was the site of two important battles fought between British and German forces in June and October-November 1942. In both cases the British were successful, first halting and then driving back Rommel... 24788
The Guga Hunt of 1912 - I The guga hunters who set out from Ness in 1912 had failed to return, and a search party, landing on the wrong island, reported them missing and presumed lost. The Highland News of 12 September 1912 reported the... 57373
Battle of Arras The Battle of Arras took place from 9 April to 16 May 1917. it was fought by the British Army - under supreme commander General Haig - against the heavily fortified line held by German Sixth and Second Armies. The most... 40479
The Disruption The 'Disruption' was the name given to the schism in the Church of Scotland leading to a break in 1845. The main cause was the division over lay patronage i.e. the right of the Estate owners to nominate a person to a... 63010
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place in the Abbey Church of St Peter, Westminster on Tuesday the second day of June 1953 14145
Coronation of King George V Extracts from The Highland News, 1911 On Thursday, 22 June 1911, King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey. This occasion was marked in a special way, not only on the mainland but throughout the Islands. In our own... Yes 36141
The Guga Hunt of 1912 - II The men of Ness who had set out on the guga hunt of 1912 were reported lost (see Part I), but in the same issue of the Highland News, on 12 September, the following also appeared: Men Raised From The Dead - Tremendous... 57375
San Francisco Earthquake The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. It was not the greatest nor were the casualties higher, but with the photographs and later scientific studies,... 42442
Siege of Mafeking The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous British action in the Boer War. It took place in the town of Mafeking, South Africa over a period of 217 days, from October 1899 to May 1900 and turned Robert Baden Powell into... 39529
Railway Clearing Act, 1850 The Railway Clearing Act, 1850 gave status to the Railway Clearing House which acted as a transfer point for revenue where goods and passengers crossed from one railway to another. 42047
Third Battle of Ypres The 3rd battle of Ypres otherwise known as the Battle of Passchendale, was fought to establish a breakthrough to the base where the German submarines were held. The subs had been causing huge losses to British shipping... 45127
Battle of Culloden The Battle of Culloden was the last stand of the Clans in support of the Jacobite cause and marked the end of The Forty Five, the second Jacobite rebellion. The Jacobites were led by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young... 38313
First Battle of Ypres Ypres is a mediaeval town in Belgium. It was taken by Germany at the beginning of World War One and recaptured by the Brirish Expeditionary Force later in the year. What became known as the 1st Battle of Ypres was when... 45126
Coronation of Edward VII King Edward VII succeeded his mother, Victoria, in 1901. His coronation was scheduled for 26 June 1902 but had to be postponed until 9 August 1902 as the King required an emergency appendectomy. Celebrations took place... 636
Normandy Landings The Normandy Landings - Operation Overlord - were an amphibious assault in June 1944 on the Normandy Coast by the Allies. The object was to establish an allied foothold in France. 24826
Battle of Killiecrankie On 17 July 1689, Viscount Dundee and two thousand Highlanders in support of the Jacobite cause met Hanoverian forcers of perhaps twice the strength under Hugh Mackay of Scourie, in the narrow pass at Killiecrankie in... 38315
Battle of Neuve Chapelle The Battle of Neuve Chapelle was fought between 10 and 13 March 1915, and was originally intended to comprise part of a wider Allied offensive in the Artois region.However, delays in the arrival of relieving British... 61318
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was a military nationalist insurrection originating in Morocco, headed by General Francisco Franco, which spread rapidly all over the country. After a number of bloody battles between... 14172

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