The thread about the taking of the SS “Alster” as a wartime prize in Leith; her hectic part in the Norwegian Campaign and the Battle of the Atlantic; life and death survival at sea; and an unlikely German sea captain
The thread about a charity shop book that lead to the story of Captain William Thomson Dawson and the loss of the Leith tanker “Peder Bogen”
The thread about the Edinburgh Hostels for Women Students and their brief wartime role as an Internment Camp for German “Enemy Aliens”
The thread about the air raids on Edinburgh and Leith during WW2 and the civilian loss of life they caused
The thread about Portobello’s Marine Gardens in WW2; when an old seaside ballroom was converted into a bus garage before being turned into a factory for building landing craft
The thread about plain breid. Its history, its politics and how the law guaranteed its enduring position in the Scottish psyche
The thread about Watson-Watt, Wilkins and Wacław Struszyński; whose work on top-secret electronics to detect aircraft and submarines appreciably shortened World War 2
The thread about the warships built in Leith by Henry Robb during World War 2 and what became of them all
The thread about the Luftwaffe’s glow-in-the-dark bombing maps of Edinburgh and Leith and the air defences that were there to stop them
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