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Our co-founder, Adam, is a Military historian and author, with a number of books available, focused on Airborne and Troop Carrier operations of WWII. These are published through Overlord Publishing and can be purchased directly from the publisher by clicking on each title below.

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A Breathtaking Spectacle tells the story of the men and women of IX Troop Carrier Command from a point of view seldom heard before. It tells of their lives in England, their living conditions, and the daily stresses they endured in delivering Airborne forces, dropping supplies by parachute, evacuating critically wounded, and air-landing vital supplies to the front line on a near daily basis. Volume 1 of the three volume series focuses on Brigadier General Harold L Clark's 52nd Troop Carrier Wing, which contained some of the most experienced Troop Carrier Groups to operate in Europe in WWII. Read first-hand accounts from locals who remember their presence, from veterans themselves on their time in England, and of the losses each Group sustained both in training and in combat.

Cover: Hardback (Casewrap)
Pages: 600
Size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
ISBN: 978-0-993115-05-9

A Breathtaking Spectacle
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The arrival of the 82d Airborne Division in England in February 1944, was shrouded in secrecy. Their movements were known only to the highest ranking Officers, their patches removed, and any items of clothing that could distinguish them as Airborne were removed and placed deep within the confines of their duffle bags. It was all part of the overall Allied plan for Operation Fortitude, to deceive the Germans and mask Allied efforts to amass their Armies ready for the invasion of Normandy.

It did not take long however, for their presence to become known amongst locals, and thus began an eight month long stay that would firmly cement the Division into the annals of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire history. And suddenly they were gone tells the story of the 82d Airborne Division in England, with stories of romance and friendship, as well as tales of theft and murder. With over 400 photographs and testimonies from both veterans of the Division and the locals who remember them, this book stands as the most comprehensive history of this little known period in the life of this fine Division.

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Cover: Hardback (Casewrap; Dust Jacket)
Pages: 340
Size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
ISBN: 978-0-9931150-1-1

And Suddenly they Were Gone
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My Clear Conscience: The memoirs of Corporal George Shenkle, Easy Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Soldier, Husband, Father... Hero. My Clear Conscience is the wartime memoir of Pennsylvania native, George A Shenkle. A veteran of the famed 82nd Airborne Division and some of the Second World War’s most bitter battles. George has the rare distinction of being able to say to a reasonable level of certainty that, as a radio operator for his unit, he did not kill an enemy soldier. George’s story is an extraordinary insight into his life growing up between different schools, the out-break of war and his early induction to the US Army. Follow his combat exploits through France, Holland and Belgium, here George was wounded in combat, and his subsequent battle to recover and re-join his brothers in arms in Germany at the wars end. A truly unique, outspoken and likeable individual, George epitomizes the patriotic mentality of the GI in WWII.

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All proceeds from this book will go directly to charity. None to George, the author or the publisher. The charity to which George wishes the proceeds to go is the 4H Foundation in the US, which helps with youth development.

Cover: Paperback (Perfect Bound)
Pages: 127
Size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
ISBN: 978-0-9931150-2-8

My Clear Conscience
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