'My promise, Dearest Nina, is that one day I shall write a book about the most beautiful love story that ever was - our story, the story of Nina and Vic.' Vic believed he had the rest of his life to fulfill his dream - to marry his wartime fiancee Nina and become an author. He yearned for peace and a family where love prevailed - something he had waited a lifetime to experience. Meanwhile, caught up in the Second World War, he had an active and dangerous role as Navigator/Special Operator in 192 Squadron of the very secret RAF 100 (Bomber Support) Group under Bomber Command. He regularly flew deep into the heart of Germany in Mosquito DK292, named 'N for Nina', involved in covert operations. His Canadian friend and Pilot Jack Fisher was to be Best Man at his wedding taking place at the end of the year on his next Leave. It wasn't until the early 1980s that Nina's eldest daughter Janine shared her mother's wartime story. Together, they began fulfilling Vic's promise, in doing so, re-igniting the flame of a wartime love, giving Nina an inner glow of warmth and hope which had lain dormant for too long. For the first time in 50 years, she spoke Vic's name aloud, reminded of his words: 'Love is Eternal'. Nina and Janine became founding members of what was to become the worldwide RAF 100 Group Association of which Janine is Secretary today, and Editor of their magazine: 'Confound & Destroy'. They wrote and talked to Vic and Jack's former friends and colleagues who, sadly, Nina didn't get to meet as she died of Cancer a short while before their first Reunion. However, for Janine her daughter it has become a humbling and privileged experience to know these people and be a part of this Family of Kindred Spirits. In the 75th Anniversary Year of their death, this book is written as a Memorial to Vic and Jack who still have no resting place to call their own. It tells their fascinating and powerfully emotive story.
ISBN: 9781803024479
Type: Hardback + Dust Jacket
Pages: 480
Published: 25 March 2022
Price: $20.95

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