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HMS Tarlair and Memories of the Hawkcraig Admiralty Experimental Establishment Station, Aberdour, Fife, 1915-1918
Other than some shattered concrete hut bases and the ruins of an old pier, nothing now remains of HMS Tarlair, WW1 Admiralty research station, yet the work carried out here is of local and national significance. This new edition includes more images of the base and further details of the wide-ranging and innovative work carried out and of the people involved. During its short period of operation, major technological advances were achieved in the battle against the German U-boat, and around 4,000 officers and men trained here.
Diana Maxwell draws together local and national records with personal recollections of the people who lived and worked around the base. It is a fascinating account that is not only the story of the development of technology, but also of the characters and personalities involved.
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