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035: Summer 1992


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Bedford’s Highlanders – the Scottish ‘Invasion’ of Bedford, August 1914


During three days in August 1914, nearly seventeen thousand Scottish territorial soldiers arrived in Bedford. This friendly invasion is a relatively little-known part of Bedford's recent history. The "invaders" were the men of the Highland Division (later to become the 51st Highland Division) whose infantry units carried famous and evocative nam...