I started this website in 2015 to accompany the research I was doing for a possible book (now abandoned), which would focus on the invasion of Sicily on 9/10 July 1943 in the Syracuse area, in particular the glider assault codenamed Operation Ladbroke.
During my research into Ladbroke I came across many fascinating places, documents, photographs and stories.
This website is a home for many of these stories.
It has also been a privilege and a pleasure to meet veterans, their families, and other historians.
It is particularly rewarding when I can help families find out more about relatives who fought in Operation Ladbroke and the battle for Syracuse. Do ask.