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 locales as they appeared then 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 revealing 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 59 Nazi generals were secretly recorded. Disclosures from the bugging made on thousands of recordings were translated into English, evaluated, and then sent to Allied commands. Other existing locales connecting WW II with the present will be part of O’Connor’s 22-chapter book for release on-line and at bookstores throughout North America on March 1, 2019.
On the eve of the 75th anniversary observance of the end of the war, the contents will honor those who preserved freedom in its darkest hour and bring readers to the same places where history-changing events took place. Pre-order the 355-page hard-cover copy on Amazon. Scroll to “books” and enter The Hidden Places of World War II. Amazon guarantees the lowest price with free shipping. The book is also available on the Barnes & Noble web site as a pre-release order.
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.