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The 51st (Highland) Division - Engine of destruction

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National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall International Sports Centre

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Colin Campbell, author of The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War: Engine of Destruction, will present an illustrated talk on the division. Originally a part-time Territorial Force division, it went overseas in May 1915 and became known as Harper's Duds. The nickname disappeared when it took a hitherto impregnable position at Beaumont-Hamel in late 1916. Thereafter it was regarded as an elite fighting division and was deployed as an assault division until the end of the war. The Germans allegedly rated it the best British division - the controversy surrounding this claim has never ended!

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