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TITLE
Interview with Peggy Spence about attacks on Fort William
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF06_TRACK03_SPENCE
PLACENAME
Fort William
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Peggy Spence
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3229
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
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Peggy Spence recalls that Fort William had some scary moments during World War 2.

Oh I can remember one day when I was working and I had to go to F- I was in Fort William 'cause I was working on the buses and there was German planes naturally going along over Fort William a lot because it was the naval base. And we were - at that time the bus station was down where the old railway station was - and we were all standing there and the plane came past. And a fortnight before that there had been a German plane gone up and he struck the High Street with his bullets but he didn't fortunately get anybody but he broke an awful lot of shop windows. But this one came over and he was flying very low over - You know where the Crannoch Restaurant is? Well, he flew right across that because that was a naval workshop and he flew right across it and he was waving his scarf to us in a circular motion, just to let us know that he wasn't going to do us any harm and he just carried on up through the Great [Glen].

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

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Interview with Peggy Spence about attacks on Fort William

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Peggy Spence recalls that Fort William had some scary moments during World War 2.<br /> <br /> Oh I can remember one day when I was working and I had to go to F- I was in Fort William 'cause I was working on the buses and there was German planes naturally going along over Fort William a lot because it was the naval base. And we were - at that time the bus station was down where the old railway station was - and we were all standing there and the plane came past. And a fortnight before that there had been a German plane gone up and he struck the High Street with his bullets but he didn't fortunately get anybody but he broke an awful lot of shop windows. But this one came over and he was flying very low over - You know where the Crannoch Restaurant is? Well, he flew right across that because that was a naval workshop and he flew right across it and he was waving his scarf to us in a circular motion, just to let us know that he wasn't going to do us any harm and he just carried on up through the Great [Glen]. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochleven Primary School.