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The Hebrides At War

The Hebrides At War

by Mike Hughes
     
 

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The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest and toughest battle of the Second World War, and for the course of it, the Western Highlands and islands of Scotland represented the front line. From 1939 to 1945, places like Oban, Tobermory, Tiree, Benbecula and Stornoway were important strategic bases and training centers for both the RAF and navy as they sought to

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The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest and toughest battle of the Second World War, and for the course of it, the Western Highlands and islands of Scotland represented the front line. From 1939 to 1945, places like Oban, Tobermory, Tiree, Benbecula and Stornoway were important strategic bases and training centers for both the RAF and navy as they sought to protect vital Atlantic convoys from the German U-boat threat. Over many years of dedicated research, Mike Hughes has brought together both the photographs and memories of the men and women who served and lived in Oban and the Hebrides during World War Two. Gathered from around the world, the book forms a fascinating and unique record of the events, tragedies, landscapes and people of the war years in the west of Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841581439
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Hughes is a well known authority on WWII history in the Hebridean islands. He has participated in discussions and presentations for the Islands Book Trust and the BBC. He lives in Glasgow.

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