CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
The unknown story of how nearly 700 men died when World War 1 crashed onto to the coast of the inner Hebridean island of Islay. In February, 1918, the troopship Tuscania was torpedoed by a German U-boat. More than 200 American soldiers and British crew died as lifeboats were dashed against Islay’s cliffs. Eight months later, HMS Otranto collided with another ship in its convoy in a terrible storm, killing nearly 500 men. Just 19 reached Islay’s shore alive.