I hope the admins don't mind.....
Along with the website for my book (www.thegreatestescape.co.uk) there is now a dedicated Facebook, Twitter feed (@HalifaxJB869) and TikTok page(greatestescape) with some new video promos going up shortly. I am also about to sign with a PR Company who will be actively promoting my book plus I am working with them on a national and regional press plan including specialist mags. The website contains a 'register now' section for anyone who would like to provide an email address and I will let them know when the book is close to release (£19.99 hardback published by Pen & Sword books).
Well there we have it.. The cover is approved (see below), I have signed off on the editors draft of the text and am just going over the typesetters page proofs. After that it's just the Index to do and then it's all done ! Many people have helped with info and support along the way and there's a fairly lengthy 'Acknowledgments' section in the book (and rightly so). It was a privilege to be able to write this book and, said in all humility, I am immensely proud of this piece of work. I finally delivered on the promise that I made to the relatives of my Dad's and his crew over the years that once I had the missing piece of the jigsaw that I would make sure their story was told.
I hope I've done you all proud: Bernard Happold, Harry Barratt, John Brownlie, Gordon Bowles, John Baxter , Duncan McGregor and Tommy Jones. A true 'Band of Brothers'.
Many people on here have been supportive of the project and I thank you. The book is out in time for the 80th Anniversary of that final fateful raid on 5th May 1943.