THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION HITS AND COUNTING

Thank you to the unknown 500,000th reader to access this site somewhere in mid November 2016, and to the other half-million, each and every one of you. Indeed, by spring 2018, the count reached three quarters of a million, necessitating a restructuring of the site and part of its contents.

This site continues to be one of the most read on the internet. Your interest in the war that defined the world of today contributed to a major international publisher approving a comprehensive literary work with photos that will enter and describe many of those same places critical in wartime but lost to history. Yet, almost all exist to this day. Expect that the new book, my first, will reveal even more “secret places” associated with the war and the European Theatre of Operations. They are in America and Europe, and include the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Russia. I visit and extensively photograph and research every locale, so you the reader may be assured of the most up to date descriptions and tips on visiting them for yourself. Thank you for your support and return often for updates.

Jerome M. O'Connor will release a new book in 2019 describing many of the top secrets of the century, Allied and enemy.
O’Connor’s new book in 2019 will describe many of the war’s top secrets, Allied and enemy
Trent Part Tattletales
Near where the Beatles made history, another kind of history was made daily during the war – and it’s still there at the unknown Western Approaches Command Centre in Liverpool.
TRENT PARK TATTLETALES
TRENT PART TATTLETALES where scores of Nazi generals were given the run of the house and where every word they spoke was secretly recorded

 

 

 

 

 


About Jerome O'Connor

Jerome M. O’Connor, a Chicago area journalist, historian and college educator, produces and lectures about the little-known, overlooked, or under-reported people, places and great events of modern history. To qualify, all locations must exist and are accessible. Deeply researched and dynamically presented multi-media programs result in numerous return invitations. Currently available are personally conducted tours to view and enter facilities depicted in his Chicago Tribune features, ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY and MOTOR ROW MEMORIES. Updated for 2018 is the photographic result of a return visit to Bletchley Park in England, where 12,000 code-breakers revealed the 'secret of the century,' the breaking of the Nazi Enigma cypher machine. O'Connor was the first journalist to reveal its existence in a widely viewed 1997 cover feature in Naval History magazine and in British Heritage magazine in 1998. In an appearance at the U.S. Naval Academy, O'Connor was awarded "Author of the Year" by the U.S. Naval Institute. His much awaited first book entering the overlooked locales essential to the victory in WW II will be published in early 2019 by Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing.