CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2020

Call air Cladach Ìle

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.



Festival
Aviemore 2019
Title
Call air Cladach Ìle
Title in English
The Loss on Islay's Shores
Entry Category
History
Produced By
CALEDONIA TV PRODUCTIONS LTD
Producer
Faye MacLean
Directed By
Les Wilson
Writer
Les Wilson
Broadcaster
BBC ALBA