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on 23 November 2013
This is rather a specialist DVD for WW1 enthusiasts and well presented. I bought it because a friend let me see his copy from LoveFilm before sending it back. As my Grandfather was in the 9th Cameronians at this period he was probably there on that fateful day of the 12th April 1917 at Fampoux when the 9th Scottish Division attacked. My Grandfather's horrifying sight on one occasion in 1917 of the dead and wounded Scottish soldiers caught in the uncut wire by there kilts and their red tartan blowing in the breeze as they hung on the wire. I bought this DVD thinking that one of the Cameronians on that day could be my Grandfather charging the enemy. Scottish people will appreciate this film with its historical re-enactments. The story in the second part concerning Corporal Robert Beveridge of the Royal Scott's from Uphall near Edinburgh for me is a real tear jerker. The titles of the DVD sections are "Murder on the Hill" and "A Soldiers Return" which describe the DVD fully. The comments about General Allenby on that day must be seen in context of the breakdown of communications between the artillery and the men on the ground and the utter chaos of orders which is brought out. Allenby was sent afterwards to Palestine where with Lawrence of Arabia his generalship was superb. I was in the Cameronians myself and proud to have served with them till they were disbanded for "political expediency". The documentary is excellent and I am glad it is now in my WW1 DVD collection.
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