How Islay buried America's dead
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How the tragedy of World War One came to Islay's shores

Unimaginable tragedy came to the Hebrides with the sinking of two US troopships in World War One.

Within eight months, the SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto, sank.

Hundreds died and others were rescued and cared for by the local community.

As those events are commemorated a century on, BBC Scotland's Glenn Campbell returns to his home to tell the little-known story of how courageous islanders coped with the carnage and devastation.

Watch 'Islay: For Those In Peril' on BBC One Scotland at 19:.00 on Tuesday, 1 May.

  • 01 May 2018