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"Bute-at-War" gratefully acknowledges the following sources of material included in this website

Material shown on the "Home page"
Location map: Ordinance Survey (adapted)

Material shown on the "Bute War"page
"Imperial Transport": Bute Museum Archive
"San Demetrio": Bute Museum Archive
"HMS Cyclops": National Maritime Museum
"HMS Cyclops" with submarines alongside: (unknown source)
"Tirpitz": (unknown source)
Inside an X-Craft: Source
An X-Craft on the surface: Source
"Jeanie Deans" Steamer: Bute Museum Archive
"Jeanie Deans" in camouflage: Imperial War Museum
Boom Defence: James Hall
Port Bannatyne Floating Dock: Bute Museum Archive
Midget submarines in the Floating Dock: Max Shean
Bute Home Guard, group photograph: Bute Museum Archive
Decoy village: Nancy Noddings; cited on page (iii) of "Bute's War"
Children Evacuees: James Hall
Entertainment; Cast outside the Winter Gardens: Bute Museum Archive
Animated flags: courtesy www.fg-a.com/flags4.shtml

Material shown in the "Historical Photos Gallery"

Source references in addition to those above are given on Page (iii) of Jess Sandeman's book
"Bute's War" [Buteshire Natural History Society; 2005, ISBN-10:0905812182]

OR copies of Jess Sandeman's book can be obtained by contacting the Bute Museum directly
via email; or telephone 01700-505067 (£5.00 plus P&P where applicable).

Material shown on the "V-Day 60th Anniversary" page
Location map: Ordinance Survey (adapted)
Photograph of Lord Lieutenant reading the message from HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay: The Buteman
All other photographs: Jimmy Poole, George McKenzie and Darrell Wood

Photographs in "Commemorations Gallery I", and "Commemorations Gallery II":
Courtesy Zak Harrison, George McKenzie, Jimmy Poole, Darrell Wood and 'unknown' (unless otherwise stated).

NOTE: The utmost diligence has been exercised in checking and citing all relevant source references, and any errors or omissions are wholly inadvertent. If required, appropriate rectification can be secured by notifying the webmaster of this website of any error or omission via the "Contact" page.


The following BOOK RESOURCES (hyperlinked to Amazon directly) were used in the compilation of Jess Sandeman's book "Bute's War", and provide useful reference material for these and other topics from this period.

"Up Periscope": David Masters; Eyre, Spottiswood, 1943
"Aye Aye Sir": Anthony Walker; HHWalker Bros., Rickmansworth
"Above us the Waves": Warren & Benson; Harrap, 1953
"The Tip of the Spear": Pamela Mitchell; Richard Netherwood, 1993
"Chariots of the Sea": Pamela Mitchell; Richard Netherwood, 1998
"Corvette and Submarine": Max Shean (Australia) ISBN 0646 091719
"Unbroken": Alistair Mars; Pan Books Ltd. 1955 (Kindle Edition available)
"The Clyde at War": Osborne and Armstrong; Birlinn, 2001
"The Secrets of HMS Dasher": John Steele; Argyle Publishing, 1993

"Tirpitz Nemesis - A short history of the X craft Midget Submarines": Leighton Harding (Kindle Edition)
"X-Craft Versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5": Alf Jacobsen; Sutton Publishing; First edition, 2006
"HMS Varbel": Keith Hall; Kindle Edition [Formation and history of the 12th Submarine Flotilla (midget submarines), Head Quartered in Port Bannatyne during WWII]

The following FILMS might be of interest

"We Dive at Dawn"
"Above Us the Waves"
"In Which We Serve"
"Perfect Strangers"
"San Demetrio London"
"Goodnight Mr Tom"

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