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Scotland was of grave strategic importance during the war because of its geographical position and its capital was the location of a significant number of important military and civil organisations. Edinburgh Castle became the HQ of the Scottish Home Forces whilst the Forth was a vitally important port and was heavily protected even before the start of the war. Its importance was marked by its attracting the first air raid of the war on mainland Britain when a force of German bombers was sent to attack naval shipping in the Forth on 16th October 1939. The raid was intercepted by the RAF which shot down at least two bombers and the entire action was witnessed by many civilians on the ground. The raid also caused the first civilian casualties when two women were injured in Edinburgh and two men machine-gunned in Portobello. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781473879638• Author: Craig Armstrong• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Paperback• Pages: 216• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16 x 1.5cm

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Dacre's War is a story of personal and political vengeance... Ten years after the battle of Flodden, Adam Crozier, head of his clan and of an increasingly powerful alliance of Borderers, learns for sure that it was Lord Thomas Dacre - now the most powerful man in the north of England - who ordered his father's murder. He determines to take his revenge. As a fighting man, Crozier would like nothing better than to bring Dacre down face to face but his wife Louise advises him that he must use more subtle methods. So he sets out to engineer Dacre's downfall by turning the machinery of the English court against him. A vivid and fast-moving tale of political intrigue and heartache, Dacre's War is a fascinating portrait of the historical Scottish and English borderlands, a place were there is never any chance of peace. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781846973413 • Author: Rosemary Goring • Publisher: Polygon • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.9 x 13 x 3.5cm

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A police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel looks set to end the career of a promising local politician Gregor Jack. But when his wife disappears, DI Rebus suspects the MP is more than just unlucky. As friends rally round - not all of them squeaky clean themselves - it begins to look like someone is out to destroy Jack. But the question which haunts Rebus most is why...? Product Information:• ISBN: 9780752883564• Author: Ian Rankin• Publisher: Orion Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 280• Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 1.8cm

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