The Ill-Fated Battalion - The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915 Peter Sain Ley Berry

ISBN: 9781849144148

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The Ill-Fated Battalion - The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915  by  Peter Sain Ley Berry

The Ill-Fated Battalion - The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915 by Peter Sain Ley Berry
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In the early morning of Saturday 22 May 1915 one thousand and twenty-eight officers and men of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots set out for Gallipoli. Yet before they could leave Scotland the first of two trains taking them to Liverpool collided head-onMoreIn the early morning of Saturday 22 May 1915 one thousand and twenty-eight officers and men of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots set out for Gallipoli.

Yet before they could leave Scotland the first of two trains taking them to Liverpool collided head-on with another train at Quintinshill, near Gretna and almost immediately a Glasgow-bound express ran into the wreck. The wooden carriages then caught fire. Only 468 soldiers disembarked at Gallipoli a month later and by the time the Gallipoli expedition was abandoned only 119 men remained. Drawn from contemporary accounts The Ill-Fated Battalion traces the story of these soldiers, describing their twin tragedies of Gretna and Gallipoli and the inquiries, inquests and criminal trials that followed the railway disaster.



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