Second time Lulu author - new book almost complete
It has been at least a year or so since I last made a post, i have since then been working on a number of books since publishing my first, Wartime Langford Lodge, which turned out to be a real winner amongst its readers. I will soon be ready to publish my second book, focussed on the Americans in Northern Ireland during the second world war, titled "Hut 203". it is the wartime diary and photograph album of an American aircraft mechanic based at an airbase called Langford Lodge. It documents the highs and lows of wartime life during those years. Below is an attachment of how the front cover will look, and a synopsis of the book, thanks for looking, let me know your thoughts about the cover please, I spent a bit of time in photoshop colouring some of the black and white images, I think it makes a nice touch.
HUT 203, The wartime journal of an American aircraft mechanic in Northern Ireland during the second world war, 1942 - 1944.
Due for release in the Winter of 2015, is HUT 203. HUT 203 contains the journal and photograph album of Douglas Eastwood, an American aircraft engine mechanic, from California. Doug worked for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation at Burbank initially, and signed up to work overseas for the Lockheed Overseas Corporation. Arriving in Northern Ireland, Doug worked at the huge American air depot that was being constructed on the grounds of Langford Lodge. Arriving to see little had been done in terms of construction, Doug was put to work digging ditches, laying concrete and erecting buildings, until the base was finally open for business as an Air Depot. Doug's journal entries highlight the highs and lows of wartime living in Northern Ireland and England, out and about in the city of Belfast, the narrow back roads of the countryside, mingling with the local population, trips to England, working on aircraft, and the more sobering events that took place on the base such as aircraft accidents. With thanks to his kind son Rich, Doug's memories of his time here doing his part for the war effort, are forever captured in this soon to be released book, by Station 597 Publications.