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History man’s wartime death honoured

‘His contribution to the school of history has been outstanding’

A FOUR-engined wartime bomber may have been heard through thick mist blanketing Kintyre on Monday September 1, 1941.

Moments later, at 10.30am, there was silence after it struck Arinarach Hill, opposite Ben Ghuilean and somersaulted into Balnabraid Glen, killing all 10 on board.

History professor Robert Balmain Mowat, 58, originally from Edinburgh, was travelling back from America where he had given a series of lectures, about six months before Pearl Harbor. He was one of a number of people trying to influence America to join the Second World War.

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