WESTERN THEATRE: Spot o' Plumbin'

The British War Office last week grimly waited for the arrival of a delegation of determined Scots. The Highland Association was rallying Scottish members of Parliament to protest a recent War Office order: "No more kilts will be issued until the war is over." For almost two centuries Scotsmen have struggled against what they regard as repeated efforts by the War Office to abolish their national dress, worn by the Argyll and Sutherland, Gordon, Cameron and Sea forth Highlanders and the redoubtable Black Watch.* Scots now have to admit the War Office's contention that the kilt is poor protection against...

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