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Interview with Alistair Mackintosh about bombs dropped on Foyers
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF06_TRACK01_MACKINTOSH
PLACENAME
Foyers
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Alistair Mackintosh
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3226
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
air raid
air raids
audio

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Alistair Mackintosh remembers when bombs were dropped on Foyers during World War 2.

And at first, everything was very quiet. It was like just now, when we have wars, they don't seem to come near us. But this one really did come, and when they heard about bombing Foyers, my father saw the plane - it was a Dornier and they called it the Flying Pencil. It was a long, long plane. It came along, dropped the bombs on Foyers and damaged the pipeline and it shows how - and I notice you children speak very clearly (it's a good thing) - there was a mistake made. Someone in Inverness said, 'They're dropping bombs on Fo-ers'. Didn't pronounce Foyers pro- And the enemy were allowed to get off because they thought it was Forres instead of Foyers. So if you speak clearly, it was very important. But as it was, they got the plane and the Germans were caught out in the Moray Firth. But it was a bad mistake: Foyers for Forres. But anyway, that passed.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Aldourie Primary School.

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Interview with Alistair Mackintosh about bombs dropped on Foyers

INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; air raid; air raids; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Alistair Mackintosh remembers when bombs were dropped on Foyers during World War 2.<br /> <br /> And at first, everything was very quiet. It was like just now, when we have wars, they don't seem to come near us. But this one really did come, and when they heard about bombing Foyers, my father saw the plane - it was a Dornier and they called it the Flying Pencil. It was a long, long plane. It came along, dropped the bombs on Foyers and damaged the pipeline and it shows how - and I notice you children speak very clearly (it's a good thing) - there was a mistake made. Someone in Inverness said, 'They're dropping bombs on Fo-ers'. Didn't pronounce Foyers pro- And the enemy were allowed to get off because they thought it was Forres instead of Foyers. So if you speak clearly, it was very important. But as it was, they got the plane and the Germans were caught out in the Moray Firth. But it was a bad mistake: Foyers for Forres. But anyway, that passed.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Aldourie Primary School.