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The Geology, Glaciation and Drainage of the Barmouth and Arthog area, North Wales By Bernard O'Connor
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This booklet provides a detailed, illustrated account of the geology, glaciation and drainage of the Barmouth and Arthog area of North Wales.
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
'Mike' Andrews: pilot, manager of Liverpool Airport and secret agent By Bernard O'Connor
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Harold James Andrews, known as Mike, was born in 1897. Fascinated by planes, he joined the Royal Naval Air Force during the First World War and later the Royal Flying Corps flying bombers. After... More > working as a test pilot, in the early 1920s he moved to Barcelona to train the Spanish Air Force in anti-submarine warfare. Returning to Britain in 1930 he was Blackburn’s foreign representative, and t e photographs he took of airports and airfields across Europe were passed to the Secret Intelligence Service. He designed and later managed Liverpool airport and designed Kallang in Singapore. During the Second World War he was posted to Lisbon as Air Attaché but this was just a cover. His mission was to help a secret organisation operating in France, Spain and Portugal to get escaped prisoners-of-war, downed pilots, aircrew and other evaders back to Britain. Based on his grandson Simon’s stories, autobiographies of other intelligence officers, contemporary documents, this book tells his story.< 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