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'Isn't All This Bloody?' free pdf As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic Twilight were left behind as artless verses, patriotic articles and short stories flooded into print. But as the war progressed things changed and a more complex picture emerged - the patriotism and braggadocio was counterpointed by writers who saw the futility and horror of war. In this book, acclaimed military historian Trevor Royle introduces a huge range of literary material - including poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, letters and articles - by Scottish writers. The result is a fascinating picture which shows how war affected not only those who fought at the front, but also those at home, and how it led to profound changes - not least in the forging of the Scottish literary Renaissance and the rise of nationalism. Writers include- John Buchan, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Douglas Haig, Ian Hay, Harry Lauder, Hugh MacDiarmaid, Naomi Mitchison, Neil Munro, John Reith, Saki (H.H. Munro)

About Trevor Royle

Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and author specialising in the history of war and empire. His most recent books include Montgomery: Lessons in Leadership from the Soldier's General and The Wars of the Roses: England's First Civil War. His acclaimed history of Scotland and The First World War, The Flowers of the Forest, was published by Birlinn in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is also a member of the Scottish Government's Advisory Panel for Commemorating the First World War.

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Author : Trevor Royle
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Data Published : 03 August 2014
ISBN : 1780272243
EAN : 9781780272245
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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