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Thu, 17th Oct @ 17:30 - 18:30

Raid on the Forth

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries
  • Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries
  • 1-7 Abbot Street
  • Dunfermline
  • Dunfermline and West Fife
  • KY12 7 NL
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  • 01383 602365
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Only six weeks after war was announced in 1939 a wave of twelve German bombers crossed the North Sea to Scotland with orders to sink HMS Hood, flagship of the British Navy. Little did they know that standing in their way would be the part time flyers of the Auxiliary Air Force. A solicitor, a decorator and a farmer would pit their wits against the professional pilots of the Luftwaffe.

Dunfermline writer and artist Colin Maxwell has researched this significant wartime event and has produced a comic book depicting the air raid. This talk will examine the events of the raid, retell some of the local stories handed down through the generations, and will feature a presentation illustrated by the comic book artwork.

Copies of the comic book will be available to purchase at the event.

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