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River of Fire: The Clydebank Blitz
by John MacLeod
"MacLeod is a splendid and elegiac narrator of neglected patches of Scotland's history and brings his poetic gifts again to this, the single most dreadful event in our nation's story" - The Observer "An unflinching record of what remains of Scotland's greatest human disaster in modern history" - The Herald Vibrating with endeavours for Britain's effort against the might of ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Birlinn Publishers
(first published November 2010)
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My Great-grandmother died in the Blitz in Clydebank. As the author says in the book, most won't talk about what happened those two nights in 1941, and that has always been true in our family. So I am grateful to have the opportunity to read such a thoroughly researched and well-written history of this terrible event. It has actually given me enough information that I can ask more specific questions of my family (now whether they will answer them or not remains to be seen!). The only complaint I ...more