The Lockerbie Bombing

A Father’s Search for Justice

Jim Swire, Peter Biddulph

The Lockerbie Bombing is co-written by Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died when Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed. This is his searing story, which has taken over three decades and across several continents to find the truth behind the atrocity.
Date Published :
July 2021
Publisher :
Birlinn
Illustration :
8pp b/w plates
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780276489
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.05 X 6.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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The destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was the largest attack on Britain since World War Two. 259 passengers and 11 townsfolk of Lockerbie were murdered. Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the crime. He maintained his innocence until his death in 2012.

Among the passengers was Flora, beloved daughter of Dr Jim Swire. Jim accepted American claims that Libya was responsible, but during the Lockerbie Trial he began to distrust key witnesses and supposed firm evidence. Since then it has been revealed that the USA paid millions of dollars to two central identification witnesses, and the only forensic evidence central to the prosecution has been discredited.

The book takes us along Dr. Swire’s journey as his initial grief and loss becomes a campaign to uncover the truth behind not only a personal tragedy but one of the modern world’s most shocking events.

About The Author
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Jim Swire was a GP when his daughter was killed in the Lockerbie bombing. He became a spokesman for UK Families Flight 103 and has worked tirelessly for the truth to be told about the bombing.

Peter Biddulph began working with Jim to tell his story in 1999. Within ten days someone had accessed his computer and copied all notes and files, including the manuscript. Jim Swire’s intention to write a book had made him a campaigner for the truth and also a ‘person of interest’.

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