Our Story, Your History. The International Bomber Command Centre

Steve Darlow, Mark Dodds, Dan Ellin, Sean Feast, Robert Owen

The aim of those who created the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) was clear - to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. In 2018 that aim was achieved.
Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Fighting High Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
color and b/w photos throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781999812829
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 8.5 X 11 inches
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Overview
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The aim of those who created the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) was clear – to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. In 2018 that aim was achieved. ‘Our Story, Your History – The International Bomber Command Centre’ details the story behind the IBCC, the people who came up with the initial idea and the extraordinary dedication and creativity that made the project a reality.

The IBCC’s Mark Dodds tells the remarkable story of how the concept arose, the various design and construction phases, the remarkable efforts to raise the necessary funds, and the cutting-edge development of the comprehensive losses database and digital archive. Dr Robert Owen provides a military history of Bomber Command and historian and author Steve Darlow tells the human story of the aircrews who flew and fought in the skies above Germany and the Nazi occupied territories. Dr Dan Ellin provides an insight in to the experiences of the male and female ground personnel who served with the Command, and author Sean Feast details the tragic stories behind the loss of specific crews remembered on the IBCC’s Wall of Names.

Illustrated throughout with images showing the development of the project and wartime pictures of those whose memory is central to the project,
Our Story, Your History is a fitting reminder to current and future generations of the commitment and sacrifice associated with the men and women who came together in Bomber Command during the Second World War.

About The Author
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Steve Darlow is a Bomber Command historian and established military aviation author, with fourteen books to his name. Steve has made numerous radio and television appearances, and recently acted as program consultant on the BBC’s The Lancaster: Britain’s Flying Past and Channel 5’s War Hero in the Family (Robert Llewelyn). Steve is also an Ambassador of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Mark Dodds is marketing manager for a large regional law firm. Combining copywriting with an interest in Second World War history, he sits on the IBCC development panel where he helps to raise the profile of this important project.

Dr Ellin Is The Ibcc’s Archive And Exhibition Curator. He Is A Graduate Of Lincoln University, And Studied Bomber Command Ground Personnel For His Phd From The University Of Warwick.

Sean Feast is a Director and co-owner of Gravity London and the author of several books on World War II pilots.

Dr Robert Owen is an aviation historian and the Official Historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association. A Trustee of both this Association and the Barnes Wallis Memorial Foundation, he has contributed to numerous publications and television documentaries, including authorship of the book Henry Maudslay Dam Buster. Dr Owen was also lead author on Dam Busters Failed to Return.

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