This is a true account of my experiences and adventures as a National Service man serving with the Royal Air Force in the mid 1950s. While National Service was discontinued in 1961, I am sure that there are still many survivors from the period that would have their memories stirred by the events I have described.
This book is about ancient West African women, who were seen as cornerstones and effectively organised their own societies in ways that complemented their interaction with the men. It discusses how chattel slave trading, colonization, Christianization and Islamization toppled their standing and the subsequent impact on women and their societies.
I have attempted, in this book, to give the reader an insight into the life and emotions of a boy born in the inter war years. The facts are a true reflection of those formative years although the chronology may be a little suspect. After all it was over seventy years ago and my memory is not what it used to be.
This is an industrial & social history of two mills in Cheshire, dating back to 1760, where Chris served his apprenticeship between 1959 & 1966. He captures the culture of the place with stories about fellow workers at the time on his employment. It will interest followers of our industrial heritage and those seeking anecdotal and true life tales.
Over a century ago a series of mutilation murders took place in a squalid district of Victorian London. Five women fell victim. The newspapers of the day gave him a chilling nickname - Jack the Ripper. From the long list of candidates the author reveals his prime suspect for the role of the world’s most infamous serial killer.
The book covers the author’s two years serving as a National Serviceman in the RAF on number 256 night fighter squadron in Western Germany. It includes some of the author’s adventures with his comrades. The stories range from funny to slightly strange, and some just totally mad. The foreword is written by John Noakes a famous Blue Peter presenter who served with the author.
'SILVER EAGLE', het waargebeurd verhaal van Clancy Lyall. Veteraan van de Band of Brothers werd geschreven door Clancy's goede vriend Ronald Ooms.
Dit boek belicht het einde van een tijdperk waarin het persoonlijke verhaal van Clancy Lyall in zijn eigen woorden wordt verteld.
The official biography of Clancy Lyall, member of the “Band of Brothers”, made famous by Steven Spielberg's and Tom Hanks' 2001 TV-series and Stephen Ambrose's book bearing the same name. It's Clancy's story in his own words about World War 2, Korea and Indochina, as he witnessed it. Written down by his close friend, journalist Ronald Ooms.
Thornaby, 1930, saw the formation of 608 squadron Auxiliary Air Force. Remembered by some veterans as ‘the kipper patrol’, this book provides a long awaited history of a squadron remembered by many local people and recognised by both the Airman Memorial and the replica Spitfire. It serves as a lasting memory to the squadron, aerodrome and veterans.