Highlanders' War-Cry at the Battle of Alma, The

DESCRIPTION: The Highlanders fight "where the Gaul and the Briton their legions unite To tread on the neck of the Czar." Their war cries "give wings to the slaves of the Czar." "And the tyrants shall tremble to hear That 'Cry' in the battle again"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: war death Russia nonballad patriotic
Sept 20, 1854 - Battle of Alma. The allies win an expensive victory over the Russians
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 159, "The Highlanders' War-Cry at the Battle of Alma" (1 text)
Roud #5828
cf. "The Heights of Alma (I) [Laws J10]" (subject) and references there
NOTES [77 words]: GreigDuncan1: "The Royal Highlanders, the Cameron Highlanders and the Sutherland Highlanders under the command of Sir Colin Campbell played a prominent part of the battle." - BS
For background on the Battle of Alma, see "The Heights of Alma (I)" [Laws J10]. For Sir Colin Campbell (the one and only competent general in the Crimea) and his Highland Brigade, see also "The Grand Conversation on Sebastopol Arose (II)" and especially "The Kilties in the Crimea." - RBW
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