Stirling Bomber

Stirling Bomber
Stirling bomber

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The book becoming a reality

Thanks to support in the shape of forward orders, MacRobert's Reply has been published in limited numbers. It should soon be available on Amazon. It would be very helpful if you could express interest by following this link

MacRobert’s Reply was the name given to the Stirling Bomber given to XV Squadron of RAF Bomber Command by a grieving mother in the early days of WW2.

This story of the MacRobert’s Reply takes as its central image the gift by Lady MacRobert. It delves into the tragic events that prompted such an unprecedented gift and the quite remarkable family from whence it came. It then follows the aircraft through its, or more accurately their short traumatic lives. The focus then shifts onto one man who amazingly survived the final, devastating crash. It records eye witness accounts of the events immediately following the crash. It then follows the sole survivor into captivity and, with the recollections of others similarly incarcerated, tries to offer an account of those lost years and the Long March back to freedom and ordinary life.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Can you help get this book into print

Phil Jeffs, the son of the sole survivor of the MacRoberts Reply that crashed in Denmark in 1942, and I have worked together to produce a book of 21,000 words with some great images. It is too small for main stream publishers but tells this important story.

Phil Jeffs and Story Terrace are looking to raise £1,150 in pre-orders to bring the book to publication. They need to collect 100 pre-orders @ £11.50 per copy.

Please follow this link to find out more.

I hope you can help.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

An image rich book in preparation

Very pleased that it looks as if my draft text and Philip Jeff's images of the MacRobert's Reply story will be combined by Story Terrace into a 'print on demand' book.

I have research records at the National Archive and Imperial War Museum, in particular Stalag VIIIB  also on Facebook and The Long March to set the remarkable story into context.