The Bomber Command Memorial: We Will Remember ThemHardback
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- Publisher: Fighting High Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 211mm x 274mm x 20mm | 885g
- Publication date: 14 March 2013
- Publication City/Country: Hitchin
- ISBN 10: 0957116314
- ISBN 13: 9780957116313
- Sales rank: 211,680
55,573 aircrew of Bomber Command lost their lives during the Second World War, yet no campaign medal was awarded and their bravery and sacrifice went largely unrecognized. On 28 June 2012 this was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in The Green Park, London. The journey from the initial idea to the unveiling of the memorial was a long and complex one and 'The Bomber Command Memorial - We Will Remember Them' tells the story of the campaign; locating a site, obtaining permission, raising the funds, designing the memorial, and the opening ceremony. The book also tells the remarkable story of Bomber Command from the viewpoint of those who took part, and veterans reflect on the experiences they had and what the memorial means to them. 50% of all receipts go to the Bomber Command Memorial Fund registered charity.
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Robin Gibb, one of the most successful musicians of all time, gained international acclaim as a member of the Bee Gees and as a solo artist. As a former President of the Heritage Foundation, Robin was at the forefront of the campaign for the Bomber Command Memorial. Jim Dooley had a distinguished career in the music industry, with the pop group The Dooleys. Jim took up the mantle of championing the cause for the Bomber Command Memorial when the idea was first formed. Since then he has tirelessly set about securing funds as Director of Fund Raising. Gordon Rayner is Chief Reporter of The Daily Telegraph and has been a national newspaper reporter for 15 years. The Telegraph has been one of the major supporters of the Bomber Command Memorial campaign. Steve Darlow is a Bomber Command historian and established military aviation author, with thirteen books to date. In 2009 Steve founded Fighting High Publishing - which seeks to publish books focusing on human endeavour in military situations. Sean Feast works in PR and advertising and is an acclaimed Bomber Command historian and author. Sean has written seven books to date, focusing on the Second World War air battle.
'A stunning new book.' (Daily Express) 'Very high quality photographs ...excellent content ...a winning publication all round!' (Aeroplane Magazine) 'It is truly, powerfully, the finest work on Bomber Command yet to be produced.' (Aircrew Book Review) 'This fantastic book tells the story of the memorial from conception to fruition interlaced with a history of the bomber offensive, some specific events and vignettes of the people; pilots, air gunners, erks and WAAFs. It is a gem.' (www.warhistoryonline.com)
Table of contents
The Bomber Command Memorial: From the initial idea through to the actual opening ceremony. Bomber Command at War: First hand accounts enrich the telling of the extraordinary and unprecedented story of Bomber Command during the Second World War. Bomber Operation: Notable raids, during which Bomber Command airmen fought with their lives to effect decisive results. Veterans in Portraits: Photographic and written portraits of individual veterans who served with Bomber Command. Letters : Moving letters from airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice, to their loved ones. They Gave Everything: Photographic vignettes of airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving with Bomber Command.