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The Tempsford Academy By Bernard O'Connor
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This book investigates the role played by William Donovan, the OSS mission in London and the Carpetbaggers, the US Squadron which was sent to RAF Tempsford to be trained by the 'Moon Squadrons'... More > before undertaking their own missions from Harrington. Not only does it describe the work of pilots and crew members, it also details some of the missions and gives insight into their social life. It includes the story of Owen Johnson and Elizabeth Devereaux Rochester, the first American agents to be parachuted into France, and Juup Kappius, Hilde Meisel and Ann Bayer, the first OSS agents to be sent into Germany before the invasion.< 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 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 Courier By Bernard O'Connor
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A novel about a young woman selected and trained by the Special Operations Executive to be parachuted into southwest France to help the Resistance during World War Two
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 Trumpington Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation into the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry in Trumpington. Thought at the time to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, rich in phosphate... More > they were used as the raw material in the manufacture of superphosphate. Many landowners made fortunes from the having the fossils raised. Many labourers made good money working the diggings.< Less
The Bedford Spy School By Bernard O'Connor
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After the Japanese attack on Pearl harbour in December 1941, the British government had an urgent need for Japanese linguists. As the School of Oriental and African Studies estimated it would take an... More > absolute minimum of two years to train someone in Japanese, Oswald Tuck, a retired naval officer, was brought in to run a special school in Bedford. Bernard O’Connor’s booklet, ‘The Bedford Spy School’, tells the story of how 100 ‘students’ were taught Japanese. After an intensive six-week course, more than half of the ‘graduates’ went to work at Bletchley Park, Britain's top secret code breaking centre. Others went overseas to help in translating and interpreting work for the Foreign Office or the Armed Services.< Less
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 Cambridge Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation into the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry in Cambridge. The Corn Exchange, old Addenbrookes Hospital, Fulbourn Hospital and many... More > University buildings were paid for from the many thousands of pounds realised by having land dug for what were thought to be fossilised dinosaur droppings.< Less
The Barrington 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. By the 1860s it was being dug up across much of the county. This... More > book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings in Barrington, a small rural village southwest of Cambridge.< Less