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Two coloured charts mapping the sea bed around (1) Tiree and Coll, and (2) Barra Head and Skerryvore. They were produced by the German authorities during WWII to enable their U-boats to navigate in these areas.


Detailed copy of the original hand-drawn weather chart created by the Meteorological Office of the Air Ministry in London for the morning of Monday 5th June 1944. It includes isobars, windspeeds and weather systems in the north Atlantic and notes on general inference and outlook. On the reverse are rows of data collected in various areas, including Tiree, from which the chart was drawn. These data were used to forecast the break in the weather that enabled the D-Day landings on the 6th June 1944.


Scanned copies of photographs of HMS Tiree in Malta in 1957, members of Polish 304 Squadron beside their Wellington XIV and one signed by one of the aircrew, a pilot and navigator in a cockpit, a Warwick aircraft and Warwick ‘ghost’ aircraft with descriptive text. Includes the reverse sides of each photograph. *Copyright restrictions apply*

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