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The Drowned and Saved : When War Came to the Hebrides.

Author: Les Wilson
Publisher: Chicago : Birlinn Ltd, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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"The loss of two British ships crammed with American soldiers bound for the trenches of the First World War brought the devastation of war directly to the shores of the Scottish island of Islay. The sinking of the troopship Tuscania by a German U-Boat on 5 February 1918 was the first major loss of US troops in in the war. Eight months after the people of Islay had buried more than 200 Tuscania dead, the armed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, Les.
Drowned and Saved : When War Came to the Hebrides.
Chicago : Birlinn Ltd, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Les Wilson
ISBN: 9781788850278 1788850270
OCLC Number: 1031340810
Awards: Winner of Saltire Scottish History Book of the Year 2018 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource (172 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; List of maps; Foreword; Introduction; 1 A Stroke in the Dark; 2 The Grand Miscalculation; 3 A Terrible Detonation; 4 The Boiling Angry Sea; 5 They Put Iron into Our Souls; 6 I Heard the Siren Warnings; 7 And There Was a Seaman!; 8 A Gloom over the Whole of Islay; 9 The Bivouac of the Dead; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Plates.

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An enthralling account of two of the worst naval disasters of the First World War, both of which took place off the island of Islay  Read more...

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'a model publication... Scottish history at its best, making a local episode visible in its national and international dimensions' -- Professor Chris Whatley, Chair of the Judging panel, Saltire Read more...

 
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