Operation Colossus book finished…just tweaks to be made.

The book about Britain’s first parachute operation has been handed in to Greenhill and should be out later this year.

It’s been a really interesting story to get into and I’m hoping it will be the most detailed account of the operation, its genesis and aftermath, that there is.

It’s been interesting to see the amount that some writings on the subject have slightly incorrect, relying too heavily on secondary sources that become the ‘verbatim’ history used from that point on. That’s a tricky one for all writers of non-fiction history: there is a ton of secondary source material, but you have to look for flaws, just in case. Plus, even first-hand accounts can come adrift from what actually happened – especially when the events took place so many decades ago.

Anyway, the book is done. Carrying on with Volume Two of the Luftwaffe Maritime Operations.