‘Wersh the wine o’ victorie’: writing Scotland’s Second World War

Macdonald, C.M.M. (2004) ‘Wersh the wine o’ victorie’: writing Scotland’s Second World War. Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 24(2), pp. 105-112. (doi:10.3366/jshs.2004.24.2.105)

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Abstract

How should we approach a global war from the perspective of a nation without a state? How does one write of Scotland’s fighting forces when even the most ‘Highland’ of regiments boasted English,Welsh, Irish and Commonwealth soldiers in their ranks? How do we reach the histories of civilians and communities fed, entertained, employed and nursed by a state machinery that politicised and standardised the most private realms of life across the United Kingdom? Is there a Scottish story of the Second World War?

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacDonald, Dr Catriona M M
Authors: Macdonald, C.M.M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Journal of Scottish Historical Studies
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:1748-538X
ISSN (Online):1755-1749
Published Online:01 November 2004

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