Duping the Luftwaffe: Bomber Decoys of WWII
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During the Second World War, a secret department of Britain's Air Ministry tried to deceive German bombers. Decoy airfields, towns, military bases, oil depots and factories were built throughout the UK. Following the Coventry air raid in November 1940, civil-protection sites were built to simulate cities before and during raids. Scotland had 14 such sites.
Professor Niall Logan will describe the dummy sites that were created in Scotland and elsewhere in Britain to confuse the enemy, illustrated by surviving evidence near Glasgow. This will be the third annual Scottish Local History Forum/National Library of Scotland joint lecture.
The event is free but advance booking essential.
For further information and to book a space go to https://www.nls.uk/events.