Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland Book- Signed Copy
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Hardcover Edition. Signed by the author Justin Horgan.
384 Pages of many New Historic Photos, Stories and Accounts of the German Aircraft & Airmen who arrived in Ireland.
This book will be of great interest to readers of Irish Military Aviation and History books. The Book tells of both the Aviation & the Human side of the story of the German Airmen who Crash Landed in Ireland during the emergency period.
The authors spent 20 years compiling the information for the book; traveling to crash sites, meeting locals who tended to injured airmen. They also traveled to Germany to interview the surviving Airmen and to document personal accounts of their Time spent at the Curragh Internment Camp, Co Kildare.
The Book contains many photographs found in Germany that had not been seen in Ireland before showing the Airmen as they passed their time as Internees while war raged across Europe. The extraordinary arrangement that permitted the Internees to earn money footing Turf in the bog of Allen and granted day passes to shop and socialize in Newbridge, Kildare & Naas, Saturday swimming in the river Liffey, Playing Tennis at Ryston Newbridge and attend Black Tie Dances at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.
Book Weight 2 Kilograms.
The following work has focused on a select piece of history largely forgotten today. Back in September 1939 war clouds were gathering over Europe and neutral Ireland was about to feel the effects of the conflict that lay ahead. During World War Two Ireland remained neutral, but this did not stop the regular over flights into Irish airspace of Luftwaffe and Allied aircraft.
Both Luftwaffe and Allied planes crashed on or near neutral Ireland from September 1939 to May 1945. At times the only clues to such losses were either wreckage or bodies being washed up.
About the Authors
Justin Horgan is an avid historian specialising in German World War Two military history. Over the last thirty years he has researched and met many German veterans who have contributed material to his archives. Justin has also assisted other authors with material from his collection. He served with the Reserve Defence Forces in Ireland for twenty years. Justin is married to Kerrie and have four children. They live in Ardfert, Co. Kerry.
Paddy Cummins was an aviation historian who published many articles on aviation subjects. His first book was ‘Emergency Air Incidents South-East Ireland 1940-1945’.
Together with Joe Maxwell they wrote ‘The Irish Air Corps - An Illustrated Guide’. Both books were a great success. Paddy sadly passed away in 2013 before this book ‘Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland’ was completed.