AUTHOR AND BROUGHTON HOUSE VOLUNTEER LAUNCHES BOOK AS A TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II
When it comes to hard work and determination, local Manchester lad Gary Bridson-Daley has it in spades.
With a passion for history and WW2 veterans he decided that wanted to capture their stories to ensure that their service and sacrifices are never forgotten.
Gary has spent the last three years travelling the length and breadth of the country to interview veterans of all services and backgrounds in order to complete his book which centralises on remembrance and gratitude.
Featured within are interviews with the last British Dam Buster George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, Battle of Britain fighter pilot ace Tom Neil as well as Broughton House’s very own Royal Navy Veteran Geoffrey Stott.
The book includes never before seen images of veterans in service and now in their twilight years as well as a foreword from Dame Vera Lynn.
The Last Heroes respectfully honours those veterans who gave all they had for King and Country.
Gary’s book can be bought from:
Waterstones. *(Now also stocked in Waterstones Manchester Deansgate branch).
The Second World War is famed for being the conflict that changed the face of warfare, and it is the last that changed the face of the world. In addition to remembering those that passed away in those dark days of war, a sincere debt of gratitude is owed to all those now in their twilight years who gave all that they had for King and Country. Here Gary Bridson-Daley presents forty-two of over a hundred interviews he conducted with veterans over recent years, adding to the history books the words and the original poetry of those that fought and supported the war effort to ensure freedom, peace and prosperity for generations to come. From each corner of the British Isles and every armed service, from Dam Buster George ‘Johnny’ Johnson through to riveter Susan Jones: heroes, all.