The islanders who became a sightseeing attraction in a Dutch war camp

Around 20 men from Bernera and North Tolsta on Lewis – many brothers, cousins and neighbours - were interned in neutral Holland after serving for just four days during World War One.

They were held in a camp known as Timbertown, or Englische Kamp, at Gronigbern for four years until Armistice fell.

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