By the Tale of the Dragonfly
Vincent Hancock, author
Based on five diary journals, the accounts in this work is a true-life genre of Rex, an itinerant soldier of fortune during the second millennia of the twentieth century. When the second world war broke out, Rex left his job as a Police Special Constable in Bilston, England to enlist with the Corp of Royal Engineers. On June 4th, 1944, Rex was sent as advance party to the beachhead at Arromanches on the Normandy coastline as part of the greatest naval invasion in history, Operation Overlord or D Day. Rex spent a hard year fighting against the Nazis well entrenched in Northern Europe. He was then relocated to India to help fight against the Japanese Imperial forces. When the war against Japan ended abruptly with the two atomic bomb explosions, our protagonist decided to opt for a life of high adventure after purchasing two former Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats. He then became the skipper of his own destiny making a living as a mercenary on the high seas in the South Pacific. This is his story.