Friday, February 27, 2009

Newbattle at War

A nice local History site,
This site commemorates the men from the Parish of Newbattle in Midlothian who fought and sadly for many, died in the Great War of 1914 - 1919.Well over a hundred men did not return to their villages of Newtongrange, Newbattle , Easthouses , Lothian Bridge and Eskbank, collectively known as Newbattle Parish. Teachers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Bakers but mainly Miners in their hundreds left their peace time jobs and answered Lord Kitchener's call

"Your Country Needs You" - This is their story.
Also finished Peter Hart's The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front. It's based on oral histories taken from Bitish soldiers. Adding a tag for WW1 as 2014 approaches and anticipating many new books and scholarship on the war.

2 comments:

nittenstars said...

Thanks for giving my site a mention, please feel free to visit, you are most welcome.

John Duncan

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