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Everton's Little Book of Thanksgiving By Bernard O'Connor
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Everton's thanksgiving
Beware the Brick By Bernard O'Connor
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In the early-1970s I wrote a children's story - a poem really - to challenge poetry critics and entertain readers with unusual imagery.
Boris the Gnome By Bernard O'Connor
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This is one of Bernard's first stories. Written in the early-1970s, it was based on a late-night bed-time story whilst he shared a bed-sit with College friends in Twickenham London. It is ... More > illustrated by nephews and nieces he read it to before they went to bed.< Less
The Fossil Diggings on Wicken Fen By Bernard O'Connor
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In the 1840s a bed of 'coprolites', thought by some to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, was discovered in the Cambridgeshire fens. Rich in phosphate it was much in demand by the nation’s... More > manure manufacturers. By the 1860s it was being dug up across much of the county. This book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings on Wicken, a small, rural community north of Cambridge.< Less
Who took the Dinosaur * * * * out of Sandy and Potton? By Bernard O'Connor
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In the early-1860s a new industry started in Potton, that of coprolite mining. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the deposit was exploited for conversion into superphosphate - the... More > world's first artificial chemical fertiliser. Although many hundreds of local people were employed, the diggings attracted gangs of labourers from elsewhere. Bernard O’Connor’s book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of this unusual 19th industry in the Potton and Sandy area.< Less
Blackmail Sabotage: Attacks on French industries during World War Two By Bernard O'Connor
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In late-1943 Harry Rée, one of Britain’s secret agents operating in eastern France, witnessed an RAF bombing mission on Peugeot’s automobile factory in Sochaux/Montbéliard.... More > As many bombs missed their target, damaging houses and killing innocent French civilians, he was aware that it could turn public opinion against the Allies. With the agreement of his boss in the Special Operations Executive, he approached one of Peugeot’s directors and made him an offer: Agree to have your vital machinery sabotaged or have the factory destroyed by British or American bombers. To help the director decide, he was offered compensation by the Allies after the war. When this novel approach proved successful, SOE set up a blackmail sabotage committee which targeted over thirty French factories. Over twenty specially trained agents, both men and women, were infiltrated on missions which included blackmail sabotage. This book details their successes and failures.< Less
Sabotage in Greece By Bernard O'Connor
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Following the Italian invasion of Albania, the British government was worried that Greece would be next. Their Intelligence Service in Athens prepared to sabotage their plans, stored explosives and... More > trained saboteurs. When Germany came to Italy's aid, they took control of Greece, despite attempts to sabotage the road and rail links. This book investigates the success and failures of British, American and Greek sabotage missions, the attacks on the Gorgopotamos and Asopos viaducts, on roads, railways, shipping and mining operations. Using contemporary documents from the CIA and National Archives, biographies and autobiographies, it provides first-hand accounts from those involved, those who masterminded the operations and the reports of the agents infiltrated by boat, submarine or plane. It has also used historians' accounts found on websites to provide a detailed history of sabotage in Greece between 1940 and liberation in 1944.< Less
Return to Belgium By Bernard O'Connor
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Following the German occupation of Belgium and the evacuation from Dunkirk, many wounded soldiers were left behind and captured. Those who escaped and downed Allied pilots and crews were helped to... More > get back to Britain by some remarkable men and women in the Comète escape line. As well as telling the story of Andrée de Jongh, one of its founders, using recently released documents from the National Archives, this book provides details about Elaine Madden, Frédérique Dupuich, Olga Jackson and an anonymous blonde, women who had got out of Belgium and yet volunteered to be flown back from RAF Tempsford: 'Churchill's Most Secret Airfield' and parachuted into occupied Belgium with vital missions to undertake prior to liberation.< Less
Sabotage In Belgium During World War Two By Bernard O'Connor
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Between 1940 and 1944 forty Belgians were trained in industrial sabotage at Brickendonbury Manor, near Hertford, UK. This book tells the stories of their successes and failures when they were dropped... More > into Belgium. They include:Emile Tromme, Robert Jourdain, Armand Campion, Octave Fabri, Jean Scohier, Jean Cassart, Henri Verhaeghen, André Wendelen, Achille Hottia, Oscar Catherine, Valère Passelecq, Willy Bernaert, Jean Deflem, Léon Kaanen, ? Piquart, Felicien Moreau, Victor Lemmens, Pierre Osterrieth, Pierre Vliex, Frederic Veldekens, Henri Frenay, Jean Woluwe and Jean van Gyseghem, Jean Schools, Leon Engelen, Adhemar Delplace, Francois Mathot, André Berten, Alphonse Mabille, Theo Andries, André Bayet, Pierre Davreux, Léon Joye, Georges André, Maurice Bertrand, Robert Duby, Zephir Braibant, Leon Servais, Raymonde Thonon and André Guissart.< Less
The Shillington Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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In the 1840s a bed of 'coprolites', thought by some to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, was discovered in the Cambridgeshire fens. Rich in phosphate it was much in demand by the nation’s... More > manure manufacturers. By the mid-1860s it was being dug up across much of central Bedfordshire. This book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings in what used to be called Shitlington, now Shillington, a small, rural community northwest of Hitchin.< Less