Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

McCrae’s Battalion

McCrae’s Battalion
Item# 9781840189322

Product Description

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

Author: Jack Alexander

McCrae's Own was the 'Heart of Midlothian Battalion' - a brotherhood of sportsmen bound together by their extraordinary colonel and their loyalty to the famous football club. For almost a century their story has remained untold but in this stirring book Jack Alexander draws upon interviews with veterans - and a unique archive of artefacts assembled from the families of over 1,000 of Sir George McCrae's men - to provide the definitive account of the best-kept secret of the First World War. And the truth proves more remarkable than the legend.