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Hebrides at War
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ISBN:
9781841581439
Categories
History, Local History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
30 October 2009
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
128
Illustrations
b/w throughout

Hebrides at War

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 centres for both the RAF and navy as they sought to protect vital Atlantic convoys from the German U-boat threat. This book brings together photographs and memories of the men and women who served and lived in Oban and the Hebrides during these years. It forms a fascinating and unique record of the events, tragedies, people and landscape of the war years in the west of Scotland.

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