The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Author: Adrian Searle
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1781590990
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It was the railway's Titanic. A horrific crash involving five trains in which 230 died and 246 were injured, it remains the worst disaster in the long history of Britain's rail network.??The location was the isolated signal box at Quintinshill, on the Anglo-Scottish border near Gretna; the date, 22 May 1915. Amongst the dead and injured were women and children but most of the casualties were Scottish soldiers on their way to fight in the Gallipoli campaign. Territorials setting off for war on a distant battlefield were to die, not in battle, but on home soil – victims, it was said, of serious incompetence and a shoddy regard for procedure in the signal box, resulting in two signalmen being sent to prison. Startling new evidence reveals that the failures which led to the disaster were far more complex and wide-reaching than signalling negligence. Using previously undisclosed documents, the authors have been able to access official records from the time and have uncovered a?highly shocking and controversial truth behind what actually happened at Quintinshill and the extraordinary attempts to hide the truth.??As featured in Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine, January 2014.

Churchill S Last Wartime Secret

Author: Adrian Searle
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473877733
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Its been a State secret for more than seventy years. The official line in the UK has always been that it never happened but this new work challenges the assertion that no German force set foot on British soil during the Second World War (the Channel Islands excepted), on active military service. Churchills Last Wartime Secret reveals the remarkable story of a mid-war seaborne enemy raid on an Isle of Wight radar station. It describes the purpose and scope of the attack, the composition of the raiding German force and how it was immediately, and understandably, hushed-up by Winston Churchills wartime administration, in order to safeguard public morale. Circumventing the almost complete lack of official British archival documentation, the author relies on compelling and previously undisclosed firsthand evidence from Germany to underpin the books narrative and claims; thus distinguishing it from other tales of rumored seaborne enemy assaults on British soil during the 1939-45 conflict. After examining the outcome and repercussions of this astonishing incident, what emerges is an event of major symbolic significance in the annals of wartime history. Its been a State secret for more than seventy years. The official line in the UK has always been that it never happened but this new work challenges the assertion that no German force set foot on British soil during the Second World War (the Channel Islands excepted), on active military service.

End Of The Line The Moorgate Disaster

Author: Richard M. Jones
ISBN: 1326211412
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On 28th February 1975 a London Underground train crash led to the deaths of 43 people and injured dozens more. Now for the first time in 40 years, stories of that day and the aftermath are brought together in one volume to give a terrifying account of a day that shook the rail network. Interviews from survivors, rescuers and the relatives of those killed answer questions that until now have remained hidden. How was a packed train able to overshoot a terminal station and crash with such devastating consequences? How were the rescuers able to pull people out of the wreckage alive over 12 hours after impact? Most importantly...what was the cause of the crash? Author Richard M. Jones has dedicated his life to researching disasters of historical significance that have been forgotten.

An Engineer S View Of Human Error

Author: Trevor Kletz
Publisher: IChemE
ISBN: 9780852955321
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Paperback edition of Kletz's classic, (hardback 3rd edition was published 2001), including more examples of accidents caused by the various types of human error. It suggests to engineers how they might approach this problem, and does so by describing accidents, which at first sight seem to be the result of human error. The author sets down his views on human error as a cause of accidents and illustrates them by describing a number of accidents that have occurred mainly in the oil and chemical industries. He uses a pragmatic approach, rather than theoretical, to suggest new ways of looking at accident prevention.


Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 078696605X
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The saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden has become a fixture in the fantasy genre, with a string of New York Times best-selling novels going back to 1988. Hero is the follow-up to Maestro and Archmage, and final book in the Homecoming trilogy. Something akin to "peace" has come to the Underdark. The demon hordes have receded, and now the matron mothers argue over the fate of Drizzt Do'Urden. Even so, it becomes clear to one matriarch after another that while the renegade drow may come and go Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders will crawl forever on. And so Drizzt is free to return to his home on the surface once again. Scores are settled as lives are cut short, yet other lives move on. For the lone drow there is only a single final quest: a search for peace, for family, for home--for the future. Hero picks up where Maestro left off, in a sweeping climax to an epic tale.

Red For Danger

Author: L. T. C. Rolt
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752451060
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Railway disasters are almost always the result of human fallibility—a single mistake by an engine-driver, guard, or signalman, or some lack of communication between them—and it is in the short distance between the trivial error and its terrible consequence that the drama of the railway accident lies. First published in 1955, and the result of Rolt’s careful investigation and study of the verbatim reports and findings by H. M. Inspectorate of Railways, this book was the first work to record the history of railway disasters, and it remains the classic account. It covers every major accident on British railways between 1840 and 1957 which resulted in a change in railway working practice, and reveals the evolution of safety devices and methods which came to make the British railway carriage one of the safest modes of transport in the world.


Author: Michael Hussar
ISBN: 9780984521012
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Internationally renowned painter Michael Hussar has established himself as a modern master and a pioneer of the alternative art movement. In White, over 10 years of Hussar's painting career are drawn together and examined, providing an insight into his use of a specific recurring visual element - white. Not only can viewers see the evolution of Hussar's body of work through a series of predominantly white paintings, they will also gain a sense of the impact that Hussar's white images have had on the contemporary alternative art scene.

The Desert Generals

Author: Correlli Barnett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780221118
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A classic account of the Desert Campaign of 1940-43, by a renowned military historian. The distinguished historian Correlli Barnett gives here a complete and full account of the Desert Campaign 1940-43, an epic story set in a wasteland where soldiers fought for victory in a tumult of mechanical warfare. But THE DESERT GENERALS is also the story of five men under the strain of command in battle, the commanders who successively led the Allied forces against first the Italians and then the Germans in the ebb and flow of the desert war, culminating in the myth of Montgomery and the battle of Alamein, a myth that Correlli Barnett sets out to expose as ill-founded. Brilliantly written, THE DESERT GENERALS captures at every level the intensity and human drama of a unique and compelling episode in the history of war and warfare.

Transport Disasters In Scotland

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781157965473
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 107. Chapters: Pan Am Flight 103, Railway accidents in Scotland, Scottish shipwrecks, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, List of rail accidents in the United Kingdom, Release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, Pan Am Flight 103 conspiracy theories, Investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Lester Coleman, The Maltese Double Cross - Lockerbie, Hans K chler's Lockerbie trial observer mission, MV Princess Victoria, Falls of Cruachan derailment, Quintinshill rail disaster, HMS King Edward VII, Jim Swire, 1994 Scotland RAF Chinook crash, President's commission on aviation security and terrorism, RMS Oceanic, San Juan de Silicia, Stephen Kappes, SS Empire Conveyor, HMS Vandal, Tay Bridge disaster, Robert Black, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, SS Hispania, Abdul Majid Giaka, SS Desabla, Thomas Thurman, United Nations Security Council Resolution 883, Mebo Telecommunications, Edwin Bollier, Inverythan rail accident, SS Seniority, Helen Engelhardt, Castlecary rail accidents, Daniel Cohen, Polmont rail accident, HMS Untamed, Tony Gauci, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1192, Maggie Scott, Invergowrie rail accident, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, Thomas Hayes, SS St. Sunniva, Mark Allen, United Nations Security Council Resolution 748, English ship Swan, Scottish Court in the Netherlands, Michael R. Bromwich, Newton rail accident, SS Ypiranga, Paisley Gilmour Street rail accident, Eskdalemuir Observatory, Sanya Popovic, RFA Maine, United Nations Security Council Resolution 731, El Gran Grif n, Paisley canal disaster, Kirtlebridge rail crash, Greenock rail accident, HMS Goldfinch, HMS Dartmouth, SS Thesis, Winchburgh rail crash, River Dee Ferry Boat Disaster, Elliot Junction rail accident, Bo'ness Junction rail crash, Ratho rail crash, Glasgow St Enoch rail accident, SS Daphne, Jimmy McDougall, Carrbridge ra...