All Men are Brethren
By (author) Ian MacDougall
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All Men are Brethren by Ian MacDougall
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to attempt a comprehensive and detailed history of the thousands of French and other prisoners of war (POW) in Scotland during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1803-14 POW in Scotland endured experiences similar to but also different from prisoners of more recent times. "All Men are Brethren" describes conditions at each Scots depot (as the POW camps were then termed) at locations such as Edinburgh Castle, Perth and Penicuik.The book describes in vivid detail how the prisoners passed their years of captivity - gambling, forging banknotes, making impressive items from straw, paper, wood, hair and mutton bones from their rations, playing musical instruments, attending education classes, fencing with sticks, keeping pets and even playing cricket. From the culmination of twenty years of research and writing, this book is based on material from the National Archives in Kew and Edinburgh, on diaries and memoirs by prisoners, and on reports in contemporary Scots and English newspapers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904607724
(234mm x 156mm x 43mm)
Imprint: John Donald Short Run Press
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian MacDougall
Voices from Lilliesleaf, Paperback (November 2015)
This first oral history of Lilliesleaf (Roxburghshire) to be published portrays a lost lifestyle which reflects that of many villages and rural areas of Scotland.
Voices of Scottish Journalists, Paperback (November 2013)
Contains oral history accounts from 22 leading Scottish journalists working in the first half of the twentieth century. With a Foreword by eminent journalist Neal Ascherson and Introduction and full explanatory notes by Ian MacDougall, plus a comprehensive index.
Bondagers, Paperback (January 2001)
These personal recollections of their working lives by eight Scots women farm workers were recorded in interviews in 1997-98 by the Scottish Working People's History Trust.
Oh! Ye Had to be Careful, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Ian MacDougall
For 150 years until its closure in 1954, the gunpowder mill at Roslin contributed to the industrial development of Scotland. Here, surviving workers tell of the daily work of the mill, with its dangers, and of the men and women who worked there.
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Author Biography - Ian MacDougall
Ian MacDougall is the author of several works of social history including Voices from War, Voice of Work & Home and Voices from the Spanish Civil War.
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