This book comprises in the main, copies of original pages from the diary of a young firefighter as he describes life serving his home town on the Isle of Wight in the English Channel as the Battle of Britain raged around and overhead.
Ultimately he and his colleagues were called upon to deal with the effect of Luftwaffe actions against England's garden isle until the diary reaches its mysterious end.
Damon Corr, who rediscovered the original lost diary in 1996, introduces and closes this remarkable reflection of life on the home front at a moment more relevant to the future of Europe than any other in modern times.
Husband of Sharon and father to three daughters, ex-rugby player and still mad for the sport, former soldier and serving firefighter and lover of all things that are either amusing, involve the outdoors and getting muddy, London Irish rugby, reading, history, good movies (I'm very particular about what I'll spend time in front of the TV for) and spending time with the people that matter in my life. Oh and of course a bit of writing!