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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
Elzbieta Zawacka: Polish soldier and courier during World War Two By Bernard O'Connor
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When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Elzbieta Zawacka joined the Women's Battalion of the Home Army and worked as an instructor and courier, taking money, messages and reports to members of the... More > Polish resistance in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark. In November 1942 she was given a mission to take valuable intelligence via France and Spain to Britain. Succeeding in that task, she was parachuted back into Poland to help the resistance for the rest of the war. This book provides a detailed account of her wartime experiences.< 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
Mawddach Crescent, Arthog, North Wales By Bernard O'Connor
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Mawddach Crescent is an isolated row of eight three-storey, Victorian houses situated in a secluded cove with glorious views across the Mawddach estuary, North Wales. Very few are aware of its... More > existence. Not on a main road, it is only seen by walkers or cyclists on the Mawddach Trail, those travelling from Dolgellau to Barmouth on the north side of the estuary, or by people using the river. Those who stay or visit this beautiful spot in North Wales will not fail to be surprised. Having visited the Crescent for over twenty years, I have enjoyed researching its history and the lives of some of its former residents.< Less
Who took the Dinosaur * * * * out of the Fens? By Bernard O'Connor
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In the 1840s a new industry started in the Cambridgeshire fens, that of coprolite mining. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the deposit was exploited for conversion into... More > superphosphate - the 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 fens.< Less
The Bedfordshire Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry on parishes across Bedfordshire. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the... More > phosphatic deposit dug up in this unusual branch of agricultural mining was much in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers prompting a 'coprolite rush' for almost forty years.< Less
The Wimpole Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite diggings on the parishes around the Wimpole estate in southwest Cambridgeshire.
The Norfolk Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry in Norfolk. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the phosphatic deposit dug... More > up in this unusual branch of agricultural mining was much in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers prompting a small-scale 'coprolite rush'.< Less
The Suffolk Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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In the first half of the 19th century a deposit of coprolite, thought to be fossilised droppings, started to be dug up in Felixstowe. These phosphate-rich fossils were converted into superphosphate -... More > the world's first artificial chemical fertiliser. Over fifty years an unusual branch of agricultural mining spread over much of south-east Suffolk bringing social and economic changes for many.< Less
The Tempsford Academy By Bernard O'Connor
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After the attack on Pearl Harbour the US joined the war and President Roosevelt allocated a USAAF Squadron to help the RAF in supplying the resistance in occupied Europe. Known as the 'Carpetbagges',... More > this squadron had to spend a month at RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire UK (Churchill's MOST SECRET Airfield) learning how to fly without lights during the moon period to parachute supplies and secret agents behind enemy lines. This book details the origins of William Donovan's Office of Strategic Services and their work in Britain as well as providing accounts of their missions and the experiences of the Carpetbaggers at what they called 'The Tempsford Academy'.< Less