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MJCorrigan posted..

In the early hours of 8 May 1941, a Heinkel bomber of Hitler’s Luftwaffe became the only enemy aircraft to be shot down over Greater Manchester. Engines ablaze, it streaked across the Stockport sky before crashing in flames into a farm field at Torkington Road, Hazel Grove – just behind Stockport Golf Course, for those who know the area. Thanks to a combination of wartime censorship and misreporting at the time, the story has been largely forgotten.

I have written a short book about the event. At 46 pages it’s a manageable size. There are lots of original photographs and it’s been described as ‘gripping’ and ‘well worth a read’.

Though World War Two was a long time ago, our servicemen and women are still placed in harm’s way every day. Each November, funds are rightly raised for those who have suffered dreadful injury. But not all wounds can be seen. There is a lack of care for those who made it home still carrying an intolerably heavy burden.

For every copy sold I will make a donation to the charity Combat Stress. Combat Stress looks after the wellbeing of UK servicemen and women who are suffering with mental health problems.

Thank you for reading.

Details of the book can be found here.