The Military History of the Hebrides
Almost every township throughout the Islands has its war memorial inscribed with scores of names, but how much do we really know about the role of the Hebrides and her people in wartime?
The Islands Book Trust held a three-day conference to address exactly this question. ‘Island Heroes – The Hebrides and UK Military History’ took place in the Isle of Lewis, where a range of excellent speakers discussed the disproportionate contribution and sacrifice made by islanders to UK military campaigns over at least the last 250 years and the role of the Hebrides during World War Two.
This book brings together the various contributions - looking at warfare from a uniquely island perspective.