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Old 23rd October 2016, 16:09
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New Book - Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland

I am delighted to announce the release of a new book called "Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland".

The story of German air crashes over neutral Ireland 1940 - 1945.

A major new work on Ireland’s Second World War history hits the bookshelves on October 26th this year. ‘Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland’ , written by Justin Horgan and Paddy Cummins (publishers www.horganpress.com) traces the relationship between neutral Ireland and Luftwaffe crews downed here during the Second World War.

More than 20 years of research brings to life the activities of the Luftwaffe over Ireland.
The writers use the crashes on neutral territory to inform readers how Ireland became a bolt-hole for German flyers in trouble. The Luftwaffe’s own battles with the Royal Air Force in the skies around Ireland resulted in many crash or forced landings and the sometimes heavy price crews paid as they tried to find safe landing sites in Ireland. The book traces the events surrounding these crashes, the response of local people to these landings in their midst and the extensive efforts to save crew members. The book includes interviews with many of the surviving crews from that period and produces a fascinating military and social history of that time.
It includes stories of the downed crews’ amazing time at Curragh Camp, honour bound to return after being allowed out to cinemas and local hostelries.
The book also examines the relationship between the crews and the local people, the marriages and the deep bonds that were created for these young Germans with Ireland for the rest of their lives.
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Old 23rd October 2016, 19:20
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Re: New Book - Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland

Justin,

Congratulations on bringing this important work to print. I will see you on Wednesday at the book launch in Dublin. Well done !

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Martin Gleeson.
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Old 23rd October 2016, 20:56
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Re: New Book - Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland

Congratulations. I am glad you posted about it here.





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Ed
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Old 23rd October 2016, 22:05
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Re: New Book - Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland

Apologies again for not being able to make the launch!
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Old 24th October 2016, 00:26
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Re: New Book - Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland

Thanks very much for your kind words Martin , been a long road but worth every bit of it , looking forward to seeing you at the launch.
Thanks also Ed , it is only fitting that I posted on this forum . Many people from this community helped me in my years of research and I have also made good friends here .
Chris, I fully understand that you could not make the launch . I will be over at my in-laws in Seer Green , Bucks possibly before Xmas so I will give you a shout and buy you that barrel of beer that I owe you .
Thanks for all your help and for writing the foreword to the book .
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Seer Green is about 10 miles from my home; look forward to it!
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Old 24th October 2016, 10:23
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Excellent Chris , will keep in touch and let you know my travel plans in advance .Have a copy of the book for you too
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Old 25th October 2016, 09:12
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I better confirm the babysitter for tomorrow!!!
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Old 25th October 2016, 16:07
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You better Dennis or else you will miss out on a few pints of Guinness . looking forward to seeing you at the launch.
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Old 26th October 2016, 11:17
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Congratulations - Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland

Dear Justin,
congratulations to your new book - cover looks fascinating - the content very promising - a must have!
As weather forecast is too bad, I will have to postpone my recce mission over Dublin.
Good luck for your launch today.
Drink a pint of Guiness for me.

Greetings from Austria
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