Prisoners of War 51st Division St Valery

Publication Isle of Lewis Prisoners of War accounts

St Valery Memories 2018 is 44 page publication with research on Prisoners of War captured in the 51St Division, at St Valery-en-Caux in 1940. It  includes diary accounts by the Prisoners of War  from the Isle of Lewis, during their 4 years in captivity. Interviews subsequently given by the men and more recent contributions by their families.

The publication was researched by Magaidh Smith with a contribution from  Malcolm MacDonald Stornoway Historical Society. The publication includes lists of the island men serving in Ross Mountain Battery, Seaforth Highlanders and the Cameron Highlanders captured. Over 90 men serving in the Territorial Army in The Ross Mountain Battery were based at The Drill Hall in Stornoway.

Available from

St Valery Memories is available from Magaidh Smith, 16 B Achmore maggiesmith@hebrides.net  Cost £8.00 (£10.00 by post)

The publication was launched on 13th January 2018 available from the Baltic Book Shop Stornoway, Nicolson Newsagents, Barvas Filling Station and Gordon Desiels Back.