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Commemorating Cambrai

Neil McLennan shares stories gathered during a trip to France and Flanders with his father to commemorate World War I and Scottish connections on the Western Front

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The UK and France united in remembrance
A re-enactment procession recreates the bravery of those who fell in the battle of Cambrai

One battle that did not receive any ‘official’ attention in recent Scottish commemoration was the battle of Cambrai. This was disappointing given the key role Scottish regiments played in this battle and the losses they suffered there. My father and I took a trip to France in November to attend commemorations of this battle.

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In the May/June issue of History Scotland we present the latest research from experts in the fields of Scottish history, heritage and archaeology, as well as news, opinion, book reviews and upcoming history events. Highlights include: · The tragic attempt by the tobacco heir David Guthrie Dunn to sail around the world in his small yacht, Southern Cross, in 1930 · A fresh contribution to the ongoing debate as to where the elusive abbey of Selkirk was situated during its brief existence in the early 12th century · A new study of the causes and consequences of the devastating famine of 1623 Plus: Family history advice, archaeology dig reports and finds analysis, National Records of Scotland column and lots more…