Books: Highland Family

THE BLACK WATCH & THE KING'S ENEMIES (384 pp.)—Bernard Fergusson—Crowe// ($5).

"This is your regiment—you inspect it," said King George VI to Queen Elizabeth when they went to see a battalion of the Black Watch in 1939. That the royal remark was not a nrere passing-of-the-buck due to occupational fatigue was certified by two facts: 1) the Queen of England is the colonel in chief of the Black Watch, and 2) no Briton, king or commoner, could ever be too tired to inspect one of the most famous and glamorous outfits in British army...

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