Friday, 14 February 2014

Long Arm of War

Last weekend saw both action and inaction on Gress Beach, Lewis (above). What turned out to be an old submarine marker was discovered and the area around it was cordoned off on Sunday. The following day the device was dealt with in a controlled explosion by a bomb squad from the Royal Navy. It is a reminder of how the conflicts of the 20th Century continue to make their mark - with the Centenary of the 1914-18 War, the 75th Anniversary of the 1939-45 War and the continuing discoveries of relics that pose dangers.

Scottish Islands Explorer - resurrecting the past; celebrating the present

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