15th Scottish Division war diaries June 1944-May 1945

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  1. desertfox44

    desertfox44 Member

    Great work! Highly appreciated.


  2. Recce-Boxmeer

    Recce-Boxmeer Member

    Wow this is a good way to share valuable information!

  3. erikHellstedt

    erikHellstedt Virtual History Project

    The daily movements of the 15th Scottish Division's principal combat units are now complete in the Battle of Normandy animation. They participated in, among others, OPERATION EPSOM, OPERATION JUPITER, and OPERATION BLUECOAT as well as crossing the SEINE south of ROUEN. The 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlander Diary is noted for its interesting anecdotes:

    "The whole 24 hrs operation was done without encountering any enemy whatsoever, except for one boshe who gave himself up to Capt W.R. Bruce (sup coy comd) while he was asleep in the Comd post area." (aug 5)

    "With the object of evacuating the wounded who could not be reached by S.Bs (stretcher-bearers) because the area was under MG and mortar fire, Maj L.L.E. Moreton (Law Moreton) advanced alone towards the German lines carrying a red cross flag above his head. He was fired upon once as he approached the place where the wounded lay. A German captain then appeared & shouted at his men to hold their fire. Maj L.L.E. Moreton and the boshe officer shook hands and a truce of half-an-hour was agreed upon to remove all dead and wounded, a demarcation line being drawn and the boshe removing all casualties on their side. Thus several Argylls fell into German hands - the first known to be taken prisoner in the Bn." (aug 9)​

    Thanks to Adam for these faithful transcriptions.

    If anyone has other diaries (ideally transcribed!) for units in Normandy, I'd love to know. After finishing the Canadian units, the 43rd Wessex Division will be entered.
  4. Captain Roel

    Captain Roel Junior Member

    Great work! Highly appreciated.
  5. adbw

    adbw Member

    Another website of war diaries up and running at: www.royalscotskosbwardiaries.co.uk - to go with the 15th Scottish Division site. This time the Royal Scots and KOSB battalions in the various ww2 theatres (except for 2 KOSB, which is a work-in-progress because there’s a lot of it and it may take some time). I’ve included a tribute to Joe Brown and a link to his memoirs, which I hope is fitting.
    That’s probably quite enough war diaries from me for the time being. Hope they’re of use anyway.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
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  6. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Missed this thread. A Brilliant resource. Many thanks!
  7. Recce-Boxmeer

    Recce-Boxmeer Member

    Waaauw! What a great share!! Thanks a million!
  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Hi Adam,

    Just stumbled across your website chasing up some anti-tank regiments. Thank you very much for your work and for making these documents available!


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