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David Rowland has just launched his 15th and final book, "The Spirit of Winsome Winn II", all about the B-17 Flying Fortress which crashed at Patcham after being hit by anti-aircraft fire over Germany.
David has had a passionate interest in how World War Two affected Sussex, since his dramatic childhood in Brighton during the war years, which is now partly told through 'Coastal Blitz', 'Out of the Blue', 'Spitfires over Sussex' and 'War in the City', all of which use rare photographs, newspaper stories, personal recollections and first-hand experiences to describe those incredible few years and how they effected the coastline towns including Brighton and Newhaven. 'Spitfires over Sussex' tells the amazing story of 602 squadron based at Tangmere, and how they fought to keep the skies clear of enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain. His latest book, 'Survivors', tells the incredible stories of airmen who were shot down and lived to tell the tale.

David Rowland was four when war broke out on September 3rd, 1939. He still has vivid memories of the nights when Brighton burned, of sleeping in a Morrison shelter, of carrying a gas mask everywhere and of the many evacuations from the classroom to the air raid shelters outside Finsbury Road Junior School. He went on to work at Sainsbury's before and after two year's National Service with the Royal Air Force, and in 1958 he joined the Brighton Borough Police force, where his duties ranged from beat officer to dog handler, patrol car driver and Police Federation official. David retired from the Police in 1985 and rejoined the Newhaven branch of Sainsbury's, and keenly pursues his hobbies of local history, travel and the American West. David would love to hear from anyone who has any wartime memories or stories they would like to share.

Update 6th April 2013: The Spirit of Winsome Winn II now available to order.

Update 22nd May 2012: Postage costs increased to £2.50 per book due to stamp price increases.

Update 9th November 2011: Custer's English Soldier now available to order.

Recent news: Spitfires over Sussex (expanded edition) now available to order.

Recent news: The Death and Times of Chief Constable Solomon now available to order.

Recent news: Brighton Trunk Murders now available to order.

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