Description - The Flowers of the Forest by Trevor Royle
Today we are as far away from the First World War as the Edwardians were from the Battle of Waterloo, but it casts a shadow over Scottish life that was never produced by the wars against Napoleon. The country and its people were changed forever by the events of 1914-1918. Once the workshop of the empire and an important source of manpower for the colonies, after the war, Scotland became something of an industrial and financial backwater. Emigration increased as morale slumped in the face of economic stagnation and decline. The country had paid a disproportionately high price in casualties. There was a sudden crisis of national self-confidence, leading one commentator to suggest in 1927 that `the Scots are a dying race.'
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Author Biography - Trevor Royle
Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and author specialising in the history of war and empire. His most recent books include Patton: Old Blood and Guts and The British Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660. He is associate editor of the Sunday Herald and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.