FOR four long years British Tommies had been telling each other: “Don’t worry, it’ll all be over by Christmas.”
World War I
A GARDEN is a place of tranquillity, but for some it’s a lifeline.
THE Sunday Post was born for war. It debuted on October 4, 1914, a journalistic attempt to feed the news-ravenous Scottish public Information about the “race to the sea” In France.
THEY were four young brothers, inseparable in life and, tragically, inseparable in death.
The Story of the First World War, part two: Verdun, the Somme and the tragic toll of a conflict that set the world on fire
IN January 1916, with the war 17 months old and hostilities escalating, Britain introduced conscription.
The Story of the First World War, part one: Conflict born in Balkans engulfed the world and led to death of millions
OVER the coming week, the world will remember the events that occurred between July 28 1914 and November 11 1918.
Letters to the frontline of the First World War: The poignant deliveries and hidden heroism of the wartime Post Office
THIS year – the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War – is a good time to correct the belief that the Post Office was ever a place for the faint-hearted.
Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay writes special verses saluting one of the brave, black British heroes hidden in history
SCOTLAND'S makar Jackie Kay has saluted a forgotten Scottish soldier in poems inspired by his haunting diaries.
Wigtown to mark sacrifice of First World War hero who died before he could be awarded Victoria Cross
A MEMORIAL to a Scots soldier who was killed in the First World War without knowing his bravery had earned him the Victoria Cross will be unveiled 100 years after his heroic actions.
Piper’s lament for an island of tears: Musician’s moving salute to the victims of wartime Iolaire sinking disaster
IT was a tragedy that shattered an island and broke the heart of a country.
THEY fought and died in the hell of the trenches.