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Against the background of the British Empire at the height of its power and extent CL Skelton presents the rich and tempestuous story of the intermixed fortunes of two families the Maclarens and the Bruces Colonel Andrew Maclaren has relinuished command of Maclaren's Highlanders and retired to his estate in Scotland and Willie Bruce risen from the ranks has taken over His son Donald is tested early in his career by one of the most brutal assignments that can fall t.
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O any soldier and his military career is fated to end with a recommendation for the highest medal the Crown can bestowYet a key to the intermingled fortunes of the two families is Naomi Bruce the illegitimate daughter of Willie's wife Maud She is to be a decisive influence both at home in Britain and in the midst of a great battle in Africa Ian and Robert Maclaren as well as Donald and Gordon Bruce are as much the sons of the Regiment as of their fathers' their liv. Chantilly, guimauve et chocolat great battle in Africa Ian and Robert Maclaren as well as Donald and Gordon Bruce are as much the sons of the Regiment as of their fathers' their liv.
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Es and deeds evoke the splendor of Britain's power and the sacrifice reuired to maintain it Beside them stand the women who give this story its extraordinary human dimension The Regiment is the second work in The Regiment uartet which is a saga of love and war from the Indian Mutiny through the Second World War Critics have already acclaimed the author as a worthy successor to John Galsworthy and his work a magnificent family saga in the tradition of RL Delderfield.