Saturday, 15 February 2014

I-Spy St Kilda

The image above has an I-Spy aspect and the one below highlights the gun on St Kilda. The island was briefly bombarded in 1918 by a German U-boat, but four years previously some espionage had been carried out there by one, Gustav Flick, who had manned the wireless telegraph and who, apparently, was delighted to leave in January 1914. The details, which have recently come to light, are at deadline. 

Scottish Islands Explorer - always trying and spying

1 comment:

David & Margaret Gartside said...

Lovely story, thanks John. I have seen the St Kilda gun and also the one on Coll, but perhaps there are others in the islands. It would make an interesting thread, I have a photo of the Coll gun, which I will forwrd by separate email.