The Lost Hours - D-Day 6 June 1944

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About the author:
Irvine J Eidelman was born in the town of Florida on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Cape Town, and a Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) degree from the University of Stellenbosch. Eidelman has worked for multinational pharmaceutical companies both in South Africa and abroad as Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research. He has also held office on the executive of various national societies of psychiatry in South Africa.
Dr. Eidelman and his family now live in Cape Town South Africa where he is in full time private psychiatric practice.

Eidelman's interest in photography and wildlife conservation began early in his life. He is a frequent visitor to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park (The Peace Park) which lies in the remote northern regions of South Africa.
It was after attending a course in Creative Writing that his talents in writing and photography grew from ideas into publications, and Eidelman published his first collection of photographs, Cape To Kalahari, in 2006.
Dr Irvine Eidelman has a keen interest in World War 2 and has now published his first novel, The Lost Hours, based on a secret, daring and audacious glider operation into France in the early hours of DDay 6th June 1944.

The Lost Hours - D-Day 6 June 1944

Authored by Dr Irvine Jack Eidelman

In 2005, Richard Underberg a psychiatrist, forced into a medical sabbatical meets a dream tormented world war 2 veteran who can't remember critical events of an audacious glider assault that he was part of in the early hours of DDay 6th June 1944.

Intrigued by the narrative of the soldier and compelled by inner emotional forces that he does not fully understand, a determined Underberg travels to Normandy to unravel the lost hours of the war veteran.

In a riveting step by step exploration of the glider landing sites in Normandy, Underberg uncovers the missing information from unexpected sources that enable him to resolve the fragmented memory of the war veteran.

A chance meeting with the beautiful Director of Art of the Musee d'Orsay, Claudine d'Este, blossoms from infatuation to deep love as she assists him in solving the enigma of the soldiers lost hours.

At the same time Underberg becomes aware that the deeply resonating and complex emotions he is experiencing are rooted in his and Claudine's mutual heritages and traumas.

It is only on the last page that all the fragments of bravery, the success of Allied intelligence and planning, Nazi ruthlessness and mutual traumas are coalesced into a jolting yet satisfying ending for the reader.

"Unlike many other World War novels, the book is not dripping with tears and misery - neither is it a lightweight in tone"......... Krystyna Smith.

"Friend, colleague, professional photographer and start up novelist, Irvine Eidelman has produced a novel replete with Holocaust terror, Allied victory, empathy, romance and touches of humour." .......Dr Cecil Schneider.

Publication Date:
1478229721 / 9781478229728
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / War & Military

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