Duff House Bombing Memorial, Banff

During the second world war, Duff House served as a prisoner of war interment camp for German submariners, who were kept inside the house, surrounded by guards who lived in Nissen huts outside.

On the 22nd January 1940 tragedy struck as a German bomber plane returning from an aborted raid over Inverness dropped its bombs on the house rather than carry them home.

Eight men perished that day, six German and two British. The memorial at Duff House lists the names of all eight in alphabetical order in testimony to the shared humanity of the deceased.

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