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We have included a page with links to YouTube Videos. Here visirors to The Strathallan Story can view a wide selection of media available form World War 2. This is an excellent education tool for all ages.
The SS Strathallan was one of more than 2000 ships torpedoed by German U Boats during World War 2.
Somewhere on the ocean floor of Algeria in the Mediterranean Sea lies a once proud passenger liner the SS Strathallan.
Learn about the fate of this amazing troopship.
Read Robert Kennedy's own words on Sir Winston Churchill and the evil leader of the 3rd Reich - Adolf Hitler.
What strategic plans did Churchill put into place to defeat this madman and what part did our allies play.
When was the SS Strathallan torpedoed? Learn about UBoats and see where she sank.
Follow Operation Torch and the invasion of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and North Africa as the Allies drove home the advantage following the 8th Army's magnificent victory at El Alemein.
A short sample of a survivor story:
"I went back to my cabin and put on my top coat and collected a few personal items. I then made my way up to a boat station. All those people allocated to my lifeboat were forming up in front of the boat. After a while the staff commander ordered abandon ship and everyone got into the lifeboat and we bumped our way down the Starboard side into the water. Immediately we hit the water soldiers started to slide down the ropes onto us and it was necessary to pull away quickly to avoid being capsized."
Please note that most stories are taken from the memories of survivors or eye witnesses and through time may become faded. Visitors must bear this in mind when reading the information provided.