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[CANCELLED] Defences of the Forth

Monday 17 August 2020

HES Archives and Library

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Gordon Barclay & Ron Morris have spent years researching the history of the defence of the Firth of Forth, concentrating on the years 1880 to 1977. 

Gordon Barclay will summarise the development of the armament of what was called, in 1918, ‘the most powerful naval fortress in the British Empire’. He will also debunk a few myths. 

Following the talk join us in the Search Room and view original archive material.

Monday 17 August 2020


Free but booking essential