The History of Leith

August 5, 2007

Kilted Scots did’nt scare Kaiser Wilhelm’s German troops in WWI

Several Scottish regiments have taken umbrage over a German Historian Benjamin Ziemann questioning their warrior spirit during WW1. He was quoted saying that there was nothing in the war archives to support the claim that Kaiser Wilhelm II’s soldiers feared the Scots more than the other Allied troops. “I have never ever… come across a text which referred explicitly to the Scots as one particular group or gave special attention to their allegedly superior bravery.” The Scottish regiments interested more for their wearing of the kilt than their prowess in battle – the Germans were far more scared of black troops from the French African colonies. for more click here

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