WW2

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Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough in WW2 It was Scarborough's fishing fleet that first felt the effects of the war as far as enemy action was concerned. Fishing was only allowed between the hours of sunrise and sunset. The first incident occu...

Scarborough Blitz 18th March 1941 1378 buildings were damaged or destroyed - Scarborough's worst air raid of WW2. 98 German planes dropped high explosive parachute mines on the town around 9pm.  Some were delayed action bombs tha...

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage centre was given two photograph albums by a lady whose neighbour had passed away.  She knew nothing about the man or his family but wanted these amazing maritime history photographs to be saved.  They show ...

Scarborough Fishing Trawlers in Wartime Paper given on 2 Feb 2016 to the Friends in Council Society Cheltenham (formed 1862). By Michael Herman  I was brought up in Scarborough, with its long history as a North Sea fishing port, and I s...

"GERMANS AND MR CHURCHILL - THE DEFENCES OF DUNDEE" in the Scarborough Mercury 24th December. Winston Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, was along with the Royal Navy more unpopular than the Germans after their daring raid on Sc...

12 Scarborough Wrens sunk by U-boat In August 1941, twelve Scarborough based Wrens were killed while at sea on route to Gibraltar. The women were:- - Phyllis Bacon - Madge Barnes (who volunteered on her 18th birthday) - Cecilly Ben...

WW2 Archive File List Of Contents. Contact us for more information (updated 2015) A Return To Normandy 70 Years On - Scarborough Evening News, 05/06/2014 Images Of War Booklet Top Honour For War Veteran - ...

Trawling During WW2  As in the previous conflict the Government recognized that trawlers and fishermen had an essential role in the maintenance of Britain's sea lanes and the Admiralty was keen to get minesweeping operations underway. The...

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