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Author In His 80's Publishes Book On Bomber Aircraft

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8:12am 14th August 2014
(Updated 12:03pm 14th August 2014)

An 88-year-old author from Poundbury has just published a new book on the history of the World War Two Bristol Blenheim bomber.

Warwick Taylor's book All The Blenheims tells the story of the accident prone aircraft 7 of which were lost over Dorset in 1941 including Winterbourne Abbas, Worth Matravers, Portisham and Chisel Beach.  

It has taken Warwick, a former Bevin Boy who spent his working life at Heathrow working for BOAC and then Customs and Excise, 30 years to complete the book, much of it done in a locked room at the Ministry Of Defence in London as a lot of it was classified information but now 70 years later the information is readily available at the RAF museum in Hendon.

The Blenheim was manufactured before the war and 8,000 were produced and were used to bomb German shipping bases and was eventually withdrawn from service by 1943.

All The Blenheims by Warwick Taylor is available from Waterstones in South Street Dorchester.

He is holding a private launch of the book at the shop tonight at 7pm.

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