First World War – Rediscovered HistoriesWhat does it mean for a Regiment to be rooted in its community? The Black Watch and The Great War demonstrate exactly
First World War – Rediscovered Histories What does it mean for a Regiment to be rooted in its community? The Black Watch and The Great War demonstrate exactly that connection. There is no shortage of books dedicated to telling the story of The Black Watch, but this book shines a light on parts of the Regiment’s history that others rarely have space to include.
Derek Patrick and Fraser Brown will discuss with Victoria Schofield the extraordinarily moving collection of stories of Black Watch men, their families, their communities, and comrades contained in this book. From fighting soldiers to padres and poets, many previously untold stories are pieced together from family papers and archive material to build a very human picture behind The Black Watch, a regiment that lost over 8,000 men during the ‘War to end all Wars’.