1918 was the year we nearly lost the Great War but ultimately won it with a young conscript army; it was a year of continuous fighting in which we lost more casualties than in the years of Passchendaele or the Somme; it was a year in which - at one stage - the British Army stood with its back to the wall, a hair’s breadth away from disaster, yet prevailed with 100 days of continuous victories. It was a year in which both sides turned heavily toward gas warfare, and the process of killing had reached peak efficiency.
Meet a Highland soldier from 1918 and learn about his experience at the front and his reflections on the Armistice. Should we celebrate victory or the end of the War? Should we commemorate noble sacrifice or wasted lives? What did it mean to him? And, why should it matter to you?