Dresden 1945

WW2 Bombing of Cities

The German blitz of London began on September 7, 1940 and continued for 57 consecutive nights. The blitz ended in May 1941, although 1944 saw the introduction of the V1 “doodlebug” and the V2 rocket directed at London from Peenemunde. More than 1 million London homes were destroyed or damaged, and over 20,000 London civilians […]

Book cover

Black Orchestra Book #3: Cover Reveal

Here is the cover for my new WW2 spy thriller, the third thriller in The Black Orchestra series. Kurt Müller, fugitive member of the German resistance, is working for British Intelligence in London, when he learns that Gudrun, the love of his life, has been abducted from their home in Ireland… Thanks to Anya Kelleye […]

von Manstein

WW2 – A Famous German General

While writing my WW2 books, I had to come up with names for various characters, Gestapo men, members of the SS and so on. It was important to give these Nazis appropriate names. My editor objected to the name Stein that I had selected for one of the characters in the second book. She said […]

Black Orchestra

WW2 Double Cross – the true story?

During WW2, British Military Intelligence, MI5, intercepted every enemy agent that the Abwehr sent to Britain. Some of these agents were interned – or shot – but MI5 quickly realized that enemy agents could be put to use if they were ‘turned’ and became double agents, sending misinformation back to their Abwehr spymasters in Berlin […]

Colin Gubbins

WW2 – British Intelligence SOE

If the German WW2 intelligence machinery was a complicated maze of competing agencies, British Intelligence was every bit as bewildering. We’ve all heard of MI5 and MI6, but Military Intelligence in the war years included the following: MI1- Code Breaking MI2 – Geographic information MI3 – Geographic information MI4 – Maps and Aerial Photographs MI7 […]