The story of Scotland at war in the poetry of the time, in English, Gaelic and Scots, by servicemen, volunteers, and those on the home front. Well-known soldier poets such as E.A. Mackintosh, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna and Joseph Lee are joined by others who fought with their pens to chronicle and comment on the war, among them Mary Symon, Neil Munro and Margaret Sackville. The book is in chronological order, from the very first ‘Sough o’ War’ sweeping through the land to the despair of the trenches and the anguish of the bereaved; from unexpected humour and comradeship, to women at work and men shattered by conflict; from the appalling tragedies of Gretna and The Iolaire, to post-war sorrow for a generation cast into the fire.
with a foreword by Hew Strachan and commentaries by Yvonne McEwen
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