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photoblog image May the next 363 days all be good ones for you









I have been moved to tears by this piece of our history which I have  learned only recently.

This is an illuminated sculpture in Stornoway Harbour to comemmorate the lives of those who were lost and those who survived the HMY Iolaire shipwreck.  The boat was bringing the servicemen home at the end of WW1 so theirs was a cruel fate indeed.

There are many programmes on BBC Alba which give the full story.







Frank L Croston. from United States 3 Jan 2019, 04:19
Happy new year to you Penny. I recently read about this tragedy too, so sad.
Penny: It seems to have been kept quiet for so many years, Frank. Apparently some of the families today never even knew they'd had relatives on the boat until people started investigating their stories.

Chris from England 3 Jan 2019, 06:49
Oh good heavens, this is heart-rending Penny..
Penny: Isn't it, Chris?

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Bill Phillips from England 3 Jan 2019, 21:43
There are so many untold stories of the two world wars. As they are uncovered they tell us much more than the history books do 

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