A Dirty Swindle: True Stories of Scots in the Great War

Posted on centenarynews.com on 10 February 2016
Share |
Author: Walter Stephen
Publication Date: 10 February 2016

Publisher's Description:

'Walter Stephen provides an uninhibited look at the misery and toil of World War I through a collection of twelve stories. Providing a Scottish perspective, he takes a look at reports from home and abroad with scepticism, delving deeper to unveil the unencumbered truth. Recalling Siegfried Sassoon s words, Stephen reveals the failures of those in command as the Great War became known as A Dirty Swindle. The varied accounts chronicle the progress of troops from recruitment to training to the frontline, as well as revealing a side of Field Marshal Haig never seen before.

Contents 
Acknowledgements 
Introduction True Stories 
Chapter 1 A Peace Warrior and His Family in the Great War 
Chapter 2 Out of the Frying Pan 
Chapter 3 Dark Lochnagar 
Chapter 4 The First Hundred Thousand 
Chapter 5 McCrae s Battalion Eponymous or Anonymous? 
Chapter 6 The War Poets in the Eye of the Storm 
Chapter 7 Memento Mori 
Chapter 8 Their Name Liveth 
Chapter 9 Observe the Sons of Ulster 
Chapter 10 The Scottish National War Memorial 
Chapter 11 God bless the Kaiser! 
Chapter 12 Andra and the Field-Marshal 
Bibliographical Note'

Centenary News Review

There are no reviews yet for this book. Would you like to write one? Contact us

What do you think about this book? Please add a comment below.

comments powered by Disqus

About Us

Centenary News is a not for profit social enterprise - that has been set up to provide independent, impartial and international coverage of the Centenary of the First World War.

Let us know if you have a news story or a video that you would like to appear on the site.

The site has the following sections:

News Items

Debates

Videos

Articles and Blogs

Centenary News Features

Book Reviews

Events Diary

Organisation Profiles

Please contact us for more information.