The Search: The true story of a D-Day survivor, an unlikely friendship, and a lost shipwreck off Normandy (Hardback)
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The Search: The true story of a D-Day survivor, an unlikely friendship, and a lost shipwreck off Normandy (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 02/06/2022
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When archaeologist John Henry Phillips volunteered with a charity that took D-Day veterans back to Normandy, due to an administrative error he found himself without a hotel room and reliant on the generosity of one of the veterans who had a spare bed. That veteran was Patrick Thomas - and it was an encounter that would change both their lives forever.

Patrick's landing craft, LCH 185, had led the first wave into Sword Beach on D-Day, and stayed off Normandy until the 25th June when an acoustic mine sent it to the seabed along with most of the crew. His story transfixed John, and the resulting search for the shipwreck was to consume him.

Jumping back and forwards in time, between vivid descriptions of the final days on board LCH 185 and John's thrilling search to find the shipwreck, The Search is an emotional story of a devastating time in history, an unlikely, life-changing friendship and a quest to honour a wartime home and family lost over seventy-five years ago.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472146182
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 36 mm

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“Read this and weep, and laugh, and smile!”

A fabulous books that I’m so excited to read and conclude! John has written about his inspirational adventure with World War Two Veteran Patrick, searching for a vessel sunk under the English Channel…

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Nikki

“Made for a fantastic gift for a history fan”

I bought this as a gift for a lover of history and they were delighted! Highly recommend, beautiful quality and I'm soon going to buy a copy for myself too after hearing so many good things about it from them.

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