McCrae's Own was the Heart of Midlothian Battalion, mentioned all too briefly in Martin Middlebrook's classic book The First Day on the Somme. Raised in Edinburgh shortly after the start of the Great War, it was perhaps the finest unit in Lord Kitchener's volunteer army - a brotherhood of sportsmen, bound together by their extraordinary colonel and their loyalty to a quaintly named Association Football club, the famous Gorgie Hearts.

McCrae's Battalion 2003, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9781840187076

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