The King’s Own Canadian Scots Regiment, is my own creation, but founded deeply in the traditions and pride of units which would have been its contemporaries had it been real. It made sense for the nature of the book's plot to put my imaginary players within the 4th Division. I required my protagonists to be within a unit whose camaraderie hadn't been much disturbed by attrition, so the King's Own would have to be late in arriving to the war.
were now fighting from positions which had been, at the beginning of it all, far to the rear. That fact had been used to reassure the men of the King’s Own; they weren’t to expect prepared defences. When the leading platoons of the attack came upon the road they had to cross and were able to see beyond, all there was was the farmstead and what barbed wire there was had mostly been mounted on frames, lattice-like and scattered across the frontage, more an impediment than a true barrier.
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