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Scotland's War Feature

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Voluntary Aid Nurses (VAD) in auxilary hospitals
Scotland's National War Memorial

Scotland's War

Scots had been dying in wars and conflicts for centuries but the Great War was one of the most awful, bitter and destructive conflicts for the Scottish nation. It virtually wiped out a generation of young men.

It has been said that more Scots died per head of population than any of the other parts of the United Kingdom.

Timeline of World War I

  • Saturday, 21 August, 1915

    ...to 29 August 1915. Battle of Hill 60, part of the August Offensive. Details

  • Saturday, 21 August, 1915

    Battle of Scimitar Hill, part of the August Offensive. Details   

  • Tuesday, 17 August, 1915

    The Great Retreat begins. Details

  • Saturday, 7 August, 1915

    ...to 19 August 1915. Battle of Chunuk Bair, part of the August Offensive. Details

  • Saturday, 7 August, 1915

    Battle of the Nek, a phase of the August Offensive. Details   

National News

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An edited version of this article, written by Yvonne McEwen, Scotland's War Project Director, appeared in The Scotsman newspaper on 22 May