The Battle of the Atlantic was one of the longest and toughest battles of the Second World War. For the course of the conflict the Western Highlands and islands of Scotland represented the front line. The Hebrides and their people played a vital but little recognised role in the theatre of war.
From 1939 to 1945, places like Oban, Tobermoray, Benbecula and Stornoway were important strategic bases and training centres for both the RAF and the 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.