By Stanislav Fejfar
Stunned into motion by way of the quick cave in of his nation in 1938, Czech pilot Stanislav Fejfar escaped and traveled via Poland to serve at first with the French overseas Legion, then as a sous-lieutenant with the French air strength in early 1940. After the dying of that nation, he fled to England in July 1940 to hitch the RAF. published to 310 Squadron, he observed a lot feverish motion and he quickly grew to become an ace throughout the conflict of england yet used to be to lose his lifestyles on 17 could 1942, shot down over Boulogne flying his liked Spitfire.
Until lately it was once no longer recognized that all through his brief profession, Stanislav stored a whole daily diary which has been translated via Henry Prokop and is the root for this booklet. Augmented by way of the diligent study of Norman Franks and Simon Muggleton in unearthing formerly unpublished strive against stories, letters and different articles of memorabilia, including their annotated reviews, this is often an incredibly invaluable and relocating account by means of a guy who gave his lifestyles protecting freedom. A ebook so one can be sought out by way of somebody drawn to the historical past of the conflict of england. 2010 is the seventieth anniversary of that momentous event.
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