Eighty years after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany and entered the Second World War, Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the build up to war was being reported and how, even before hostilities began, ordinary peoples’ lives were being affected.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, has retraced the steps of “courageous” Dundee woman Minnie Watson who helped lay the foundations of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. Michael Alexander reports on an extraordinary legacy.
A horse pulling a Dundee bus had its leg nearly severed after being hit by a car. The driver of the bus was thrown from the vehicle by the impact. Traffic was also held up as the animal was lying across the tram tracks.
Many of the stories relating to the deaths of young local soldiers bore a description of character from their commanding officer. George Thornton was “well liked”, with his commanding officer admitting he was “very sorry to lose him”