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Dumfriesshire In The Great War
- Paperback - Pen & Sword Military
In Dumfriesshire, the most striking change during the Great War was to occur around Gretna. Here the largest cordite factory in the UK was established, work commencing on the factory in 1915, with completion in 1916. Throughout the region the impact of the First World War was felt greatly by the local communities, which were decimated by the losses suffered during the conflict. The huge influx of workers to HM Factory Gretna disrupted areas of daily life and caused an increase in crime. This book explores the impact of the Great War on Dumfriesshire.
- Hardback - Times Books
Follow the D-Day landings through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Written by historian of military cartography this is an insight into D-Day landings 70 years on.
A Drop In The Ocean: The Story Of The Isle Of Muck
- Paperback - Birlinn
Polly Pullar tells the tale of one of the Hebrides, unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, who family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the island and its continuing success, has always been of the utmost importance. He has kept diaries all his life and delves deep into them, unveiling a uniquely human story, punctuated with liberal amounts of humour, as well as heart-rending tragedy, always dominated by the vagaries of the sea. Filled with fascinating and extraordinary tales and priceless observations, this is not only a highly entertaining read but is also an important part of Scottish social history.
Dundee And The Empire: 'Juteopolis', 1850-1939
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Jim Tomlinson looks at Dundee as a globalised and globalising city in the early 20th century.
Daunderlust: Dispatches From Unreported Scotland
- Paperback - Sandstone Press
A selection of the best of Peter Ross's weekly articles from around Scotland. They provide a portrait of a changing nation and cover some of the less well-known aspects of the country including the latex-clad patrons of a fetish club as well as the more familiar, such as the painters of the Forth Rail Bridge.
Dumfries House: An Architectural Story
- Hardback - RCAHMS
The Dodger: The Extraordinary Story Of Churchill's Cousin And The Great Escape
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
'The Dodger' is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film 'The Great Escape'. Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing.
Dumfries & Galloway Curiosities
- Paperback - History
Along with its rich history and spectacular scenery, Dumfries and Galloway is home to a great many curious and unusual buildings, objects and landscape features that have survived the centuries. This is a guide to 100 of these remarkable sights, including Scotland's highest village, the world's narrowest hotel, and even the statue of a rhinoceros on top of a bus shelter.
- Paperback - Cambridge University Press
This guide to Dunbartonshire by F. Mort was first published in 1920 as part of the 'Cambridge County Geographies'.
Death And The Dolce Vita: The Dark Side Of Rome In The 1950s
- Paperback - Canongate
The murder of 21-year-old Wilma Montesi on 9 April 1953 exposed another side to the beautiful city of Rome: carnal crimes, sex, drugs, corruption and endless cover-ups. Stephen Gundle picks his way through the evidence to expose the foul underbelly of Rome in the 1950s.