Author: Donald John MacDonald
There have been countless books about the war but relatively few by private soldiers- far less one who could take a poet's perspective on the experience. Donald John MacDonald (1919-1986) is now recognised as Gaeldom's most important bards. His vivid account of the grim privation of the prisoner of war camps resounds with the spirit, humour and sense of comradeship of men who refused to be cowed by their captors. It is told with the verve and immediacy of a natural raconteur- but then MacDonald was descended from a line of traditional bards and storytellers. This includes two CDs of the late author reading the entire text in vivid South Uist Gaelic.
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