BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

16 October 2014
Scotland on Film

BBC Homepage
»Scottish History
Scotland on Film

film/radio clips

broadband player
by theme
by location
a to z




Site guide

Live Chats

Web Guide

Nation on Film

BBC History


Contact Us

Forum - home_front - Click here to return to the Forum menu page.
dumbarton blitz
There are 5 messages in this section.

John Russell from Turangi new zealand. Posted 8 Sep 2003.
Coming out of the shelter after a raid, the first thing you did was to look if your house was still there. As kids we ran down to Denny's ship yard as there was a parachute mine hanging from the scaffolding in the shipyard. If it had swung in the breeze I, & half of Dumbarton, wouldnt be here, but that was the excitement of being a kid during the war.
Mattie Murdoch Jones from Victoria BC Canada. Posted 10 Oct 2003.
It took years before realizing the Hills above us had Decoy towns to lure the bombs from Clydebank.I saw delayed bombs go off in fields near Bonhill when working in Renton.

bill campbell from victoria b.c.. Posted 24 Oct 2003.
Did you ever know about the Bodylines Camp? The Free Polish Army was billeted there in Bonhill, till they left to take part in the d-day assault.

Isabel Wilkie from Blackpool. Posted 12 Jan 2004.
John Russell from Turangi do you happen to know a Chrissie Johnson who has a sheep farm and does line dancing, sorry for being cheeky but i lost her address and e-mail.x

Daniel Sharpe from Auckland, New Zealand. Posted 10 Apr 2006.
We were given five minutes to get out from Bruce St. We had just lost our own house in Dalmuir on the Thursday night.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy