Book: Island Heroes, the Military History of the Hebrides

Island Heroes is published by the Islands Book Trust and consists of the proceedings of their three-day conference held on this subject in Shawbost, Lewis in 2008.  Chapters:


No Great Mischief - Frank Thompson

The Outer Hebrides During the Wars of Empire and Revolution, 1750-1815 - Andrew MacKillop

From Clan to Regiment - the Case ofthe Macleans of Coll - Nicolas Maclean-Bristol

The Role of the Merchant Service During Both World Conflicts - Capt R MacKinnon

Walking in the Footsteps of Heroes - MN Beaton and W McGonagle

Hebridean Service with the Royal Navy - DJ Macleod

The First World War - the Outer Hebrides - Malcolm Macdonald

The Hebrides and NW Scotland During WW2 - Mike Hughes

Stornoway Airport in WW2 - John Davenport DFC

Radar, the Secret, Silent Sentry at Rodel - Ken Watson

Lewis and Attitudes to the Military - Sheriff CS Mackenzie

The Friendly Occupation ofthe Faroe Islands - Erling Isholm.


Illustrated paperback, 205pp, £15.

Available from the Islands Book Trust.

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