Fighting High Books
The Bomber Command Memorial: We Will Remember Them
by Robin Gibb, Jim Dooley, Gordon Rayner, Steve Darlow and Sean Feast.
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Fighting High Ltd (14 Mar. 2013)
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.
The Bomber Command Memorial – We Will Remember Them features:
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.
The book is illustrated throughout with modern pictures of the memorial campaign, and wartime photographs of those who took part.
From Idea to Unveiling - The Memorial Campaign story
From Declaration of War to Victory - The Bomber Command story"A stunning new book" (Daily Express)