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VE Day: Who Were the Thousands of Scots Laid To Rest Far From Home?

Posted by admin on May 12, 2014

To mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day BBC Scotland has created an online database of 21,740 of the 57,000 Scots who died during World War Two.

Etched into sun-seared stone, the names of hundreds of Scots can be read on the seemingly endless rows of headstones criss-crossing the small cemetery in northern Egypt. Names like Bruce, Cameron, McCallum, and Stewart appear alien in a landscape so different to that of their homeland.

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