The Moidart Sniper


by Fergie MacDonald with Allan Henderson

‘Fergie has written an account full of fascinating anecdotes, and the book has been meticulously researched and reflects the views of his father – a soldier at the sharp end. I have no hesitation in commending this book to those interested in military history, and to those who are interested in Lochaber’ – Donald Cameron of Lochiel

Paperback: 86 pages

Publisher: Fergie MacDonald, 2018

Language: English

2 in stock

SKU: 9781527227675 Categories: ,

John MacDonald, a young Gaelic speaker from a crofting community in Moidart, goes to war! From mobilization in 1914 to the armistice in 1918, he was at the sharp end of operations from Suvla Bay in Gallipoli to the Somme on the Western Front.

In Gallipoli, he was a battalion sniper with his unit – 1st Lovat Scouts. On the Western Front, he was a trained sniper and observer, having graduated from the elite Lovat Scouts Sharpshooters (L.S.S.) course at Beauly in early 1917.

This is his incredible story.

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Dimensions 14.6 × 0.6 × 20.4 cm

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