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£9.99This is the story of seventy-two men from one village who fought and died in the Great War. They were awarded very few medals and their military careers were unremarkable - except in the important respect that they, like countless other civilians, answered their country's call in its time of need.
this book traces the lives of these sons of Bridge of Weir, not just as soldiers, sailors and airmen, but as members of a small community which felt their loss intensely. At the same time it is also the story of the politicians and generals who planned the war, and how it played out over four horrific years. The brave men of Bridge of Weir knew little of the wider canvas - their experience was of the particular battles and other events in which they fought and died.
Supreme Sacrifice entwines these two strands to create a unique and poignant picture of the First World War.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required1 Left in Stock
£9.99Twin brothers fighting in the same Highland regiment at the beginning of the Second World War are torn apart in battle and afterwards experience two radically different wars. Their stories unfold against the background of a typical Scottish Lowland family history. '',,, I had come to learn how my ancestors had fared: specifically, those on the Scottish side of my mother's family,,, the drift from the land, the search for alternative employment , including the soldiering tradition, and the dreadful conditions they endured at work and at home, this is their story.''Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required4 Left in Stock