The remarkable story of one Pathfinder Force attack, a Victoria Cross and 206 brave men
Publisher: Grub Street (30 June 2006)
This work is set on 23rd December, 1944. A heroic, yet, dreadful action is about to take place over Cologne, involving the bravest of the brave – The Pathfinder Force.
In the log book of one of that force, Flight Sergeant George Owen, are the details of his 29 operations. The final entry for this date, above a heavily inked stamp proclaiming ‘Death Presumed’ is the simple word ‘missing’.The raid, one of the most important of that time, is scarcely mentioned in history books, and yet it was an operation in which its leader won the Victoria Cross, and a future VC fought a similarly heroic battle. But it was also an ordeal in which ordinary men fought and died – ordinary men doing extraordinary things.
This story is for them.