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Speaker Series at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about and signing copies of Eagles over Husky at one of the premier aviation museums in North America: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario! Books will be available for purchase. Admission to the presentation is free.

Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Time: 1pm

Place: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Road
Mount Hope, Ontario.

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Book Talk at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about and signing copies of Eagles over Husky at one of my favourite places in the world: The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum in London, Ontario! Books will be available for purchase ($40). Admission to the museum is by donation and “tickets” will be “sold” on Eventbrite (there is limited seating).

Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Time: 6pm

Place: The RCR Museum, 701 Oxford St E, London, ON

I’ve included a list of the entire speaker series below. There are a lot of great historians involved and I’m told that the museum will be producing a podcast featuring the series for those who can’t make it to the events. You can also download a copy of the full brochure here.

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Military Lecture at the Guelph Civic Museum

Hello friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about Eagles over Husky on January 16th at the Guelph Civic Museum in Guelph, Ontario.

This will be my first speaking engagement in my new hometown. My wife and I moved here back in the spring of 2019. The Guelph Civic Museum Military Lecture Series is offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies in Waterloo, Ontario.

Join me in Guelph at 7:00pm on January 16, 2020. Books will be available for purchase ($40). Admission to the museum is by donation.

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Let’s Get Digital!

Hello, friends.

Big news in Eagles over Husky land! The book is now available as an eBook.

This means great savings for you, my prospective reader. The best price I can give for hardback copies thanks to my author’s discount is $40. This is because the book is published in the United Kingdom and the North American distributor is across the border in the United States.

The eBook edition looks to be going for between $4 and $5. Start reading right now:

Kindle (Amazon)

Kobo (Chapters)

Nook (Barnes & Noble)

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Here’s what some happy readers have said:

The author draws upon experiences and sources from both sides to produce a fascinating narrative. [Eagles over Husky] is an all-round exceptional book.

– Andy Saunders, Britain at War magazine

The heat kept me indoors most of the weekend, so I read Eagles over Husky by Alexander Fitzgerald-Black non-stop. The book was a riveting, fascinating, and human history of the Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian campaign of World War Two. Full of interesting characters and stories. Highly recommend!

– Adam Montgomery, author of The Invisible Injured

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14th Annual Windsor Military Studies Conference

Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about Eagles over Husky on March 30th at the Major F. A. Tilston VC Armoury in Windsor, Ontario.

The event is the 14th Annual Windsor Military Studies Conference, being held from March 29th to 30th. The conference features Donald L. Miller, author of Masters of the Air and expert on the bombing of Germany during the Second World War. Also featured is Geoffrey Hayes, author of Crerar’s Lieutenants, the 2017 recipient of the C. P. Stacey Award. It’s shaping up to be a great weekend!

Join me in Windsor at 1:45pm on March 30, 2019. Books will be available for purchase ($40). Details below:

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Honouring Our Local Veterans Guest Speaker

Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking about Eagles over Husky on October 28th at Owen Sound Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6.

Honouring Our Local Veterans is an annual ceremony hosted by Billy Bishop Home and Museum. The museum and National Historic Site tells the story of Canada’s ace of aces. It also features the stories of countless others from the Grey and Bruce counties who served in Canada’s many conflicts.

Join us in Owen Sound at 2pm on October 28, 2018. Details below:

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Book Signing at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

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Hello, friends.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be signing copies of Eagles over Husky at one of my favourite places in the world: The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum in London, Ontario!

I’m only a small part of what is sure to be a wonderful event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Regiment landed in Pachino, Sicily on 10 July 1943 as part of the spearhead of the liberation of Europe.

Guests will hear from dignitaries, including:

  • Major-General (Ret.) Ivan Fenton, Colonel of the Royal Canadian Regiment
  • Flight Lieutenant (Ret.) Tom Hennessy, RAF veteran of Operation Husky
  • Captain (Ret.) Sheridan Atkinson, RCR veteran of Operation Husky
  • Gordon Joice (son of veteran Lieutenant J.E. Joice, who served in the RCR during Operation Husky)

All are invited for the book signing and to preview the museum’s Second World War section of the permanent gallery. The museum is hard at work revamping this gallery, and guests at this event will get a sneak peak of what is in store.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Place: The RCR Museum, 701 Oxford St E, London, ON

Dress: Regimental/Air Force Association blazer (or summer dress as the temperatures may be), no medals, or civilian equivalent.