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The Resource Blood on the thistle : the heartbreaking story of the Cranston family and their remarkable sacrifice in the Great War, Stuart Pearson and Bob Mitchell

Blood on the thistle : the heartbreaking story of the Cranston family and their remarkable sacrifice in the Great War, Stuart Pearson and Bob Mitchell

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Blood on the thistle : the heartbreaking story of the Cranston family and their remarkable sacrifice in the Great War
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Blood on the thistle
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the heartbreaking story of the Cranston family and their remarkable sacrifice in the Great War
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Stuart Pearson and Bob Mitchell
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. Blood on the Thistle is an examination of the life and times of a remarkable Scottish family, the Cranstons of Haddington, East Lothian. It focuses on a period from about 1880, when the young, hard-working parents, Alec and Lizzie Cranston, arrived in Haddington, through to 1920, when the family they had produced, torn apart by the Great War, broke up as its surviving members pursued separate lives around the globe. Of seven sons who served in the First World War, four died and two more were horrifically wounded; only one, the youngest, returned home physically unscathed. This book explores the effects of this extreme sacrifi ce on the sons themselves as well as the loved ones they left behind, particularly their mother, Lizzie, who mourned them for the rest of her days. This is the tale of how a once proud and aspirational Scottish family was devastated by war, and how the effects continued to ripple through time and generations
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WWBK
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1952-
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Pearson, Stuart
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941.36
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Mitchell, Bob,
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  • Cranston family
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Haddington (Scotland)
  • Haddington (Scotland)
  • Haddington (Scotland)
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Blood on the thistle : the heartbreaking story of the Cranston family and their remarkable sacrifice in the Great War, Stuart Pearson and Bob Mitchell
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Formerly CIP
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
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40663449
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20 cm.
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xxii, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781784183349
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 40663449
  • (Sirsi) 40663449
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Blood on the thistle : the heartbreaking story of the Cranston family and their remarkable sacrifice in the Great War, Stuart Pearson and Bob Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent.
Control code
40663449
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxii, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784183349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40663449
  • (Sirsi) 40663449

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