Over 156,000 men took part in the Normandy landings. This is the story of just one man.
Racing towards his target at over 100mph, a member of Britain’s Glider Pilot Regiment is responsible for the lives of thirty elite airborne troops in the back of his Horsa Glider. Part of Operation Tonga, described as the “most incredible feat of flying of the entire war,” the pilot struggles to keep his emotions in check as he falls to the ground.
Haunted by the words of his father, and the war he fought, he must battle with the prospect of never seeing his wife again, as well as fighting the Germans.
Thomas Wood is a military history enthusiast, and as a result is currently obtaining a degree in the field. In 2017, he published his first short story ‘The Silent Invader’ which has received widespread praise and commendation for portraying an individual story of a very small group of men in the Second World War, the Glider Pilot Regiment. He attributes his inspiration to writers such as Andy McNab, Chris Ryan and William Ash