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Steaming to Victory and the 75th anniversary of World War 2

September 2, 2014 Blog



Churchill at St Andrews station

On this week’s 75th anniversary of the start of WW2, let’s not forget the words of Winston Churchill, as victory neared, about the “grim determination, unwavering courage and constant resourcefulness of the railwaymen of all ranks” – without whom the war could not have been won. This great story of heroism in my book, Steaming to Victory, published by Arrow, a division of Penguin Random House.


“In spite of every enemy effort, the traffic has been kept moving and the great flow of munitions proceeds. Results such as the railways have achieved are only won by blood and sweat, and on behalf of the nation I express gratitude to every railwayman who has participated in this great transport effort which is contributing so largely to final victory.”

The finest hour of a selfless and courageous band of people!

September 2, 2014 Blog

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