Since 1965, award-winning, internationally published features describing the vital but overlooked people, places, and significant events of the 20th Century. Enter the same history-changing but intact locales from the past as they appeared then in rare photos and as they are now.
Every locale is personally visited, extensively researched, and fully documented with photos from the era contrasted with present-day images. These include world exclusives which revealed the intact existence of Winston Churchill’s wartime Cabinet War Rooms, the equally intact Bletchley Park, where the German Enigma cypher was broken, and Trent Park, the London mansion where the casual conversations of 62 Nazi generals were secretly recorded by listeners elsewhere in the house. Disclosures from the bugging that could affect tactics and strategy then went to Allied commands for implementation. Other existing locales that connect WW II with the present will be part of O’Connor’s 22-chapter book set for release in early 2019. Expect to enter the war-changing and existing once top-secret sites in England and Germany.
The book, to be released on March 1, 2019, will honor those who fought to preserve freedom in its darkest hour and bring readers directly to the same places where history-changing events took place. Pre-order your 288 page (estimated) hard-bound copy now. Go to www.amazon.com. Scroll to “books” and enter The Hidden Places of World War II. Amazon guarantees the lowest price with free shipping.
The author, a Chicago-based educator and dynamic program presenter, is available for 60-90 minute image-based presentations about the original features appearing on this site. In 2001, Jerome O’Connor was named the U. S. Naval Institute’s Author of the Year “for his significant literary contributions to the history of WW II”.
Group tours are available for the Chicago locales described. Complete the contact form for information and availability.