The Flowers of the Forest
Scotland and the First World War
400 Pages, 5.1 x 7.85 in, 16pp b/w plates
- October 2019
- In Stock
- October 2007
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
In this book, Trevor Royle provides the first full account of how the war changed Scotland irrevocably by exploring a wide range of themes - the overwhelming response to the call for volunteers; the performance of Scottish military formations in 1915 and 1916; the militarization of the Scottish homeland; the resistance to war in Glasgow and the west of Scotland; and the boom in the heavy industries and the strengthening of women's role in society following on from wartime employment.
’Trevor Royle has done First World War History a great service' ~Gary Sheffield
Graphic, ably controlled...the power of imaginative storytelling is Royle's endeavour,' ~The Guardian
His exceptional talents at narration produce a work that is both through-provoking and engaging. This is a vivid, solidly-written book, drawing upon the best in recent scholarship' ~International Review of Scottish Studies