‘Operation Medina’ is a ‘What if?’ novel. It explores the idea that the Isle of Wight might have been occupied by the enemy during WW2. What would life have been like on the island? Seen through the eyes of some of the islanders the story unfolds. There is a farmer who sets up a resistance group, a retired teacher who shelters a British spy who comes over from the mainland, there is an aristocratic lady who has her home requisitioned by the island Commandant and there is a romance between an island girl and a German officer. There is humour, tragedy and above all great courage as the island comes to terms with its fate.
Bus drivers on the Isle of Wight are amazing, especially those who drive the No.1 bus from Newport to Cowes. Look at the narrow archway they have to get through at the end of their journey as they pull into the Town Quay
Cheers and applause for such amazing skill
This is the home of Thomas Arnold in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. He was once headmaster of Rugby School and was father of the poet Matthew Arnold.
Such a busy day on The Solent with all the weekend sailors out in force, competing for space with container ships and car ferries
Picture taken from the old Chain Bridge while crossing from West to East Cowes on the Isle of Wight