Facing Fearful Odds


My Father's Extraordinary Experiences of Captivity, Escape and Resistance 1940–1945

By: John Jay
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781526748430
Published: 12th September 2018
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

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Facing Fearful Odds

On 22 May 1940 Alec Jay arrived in Calais with his Battalion, the Queen Victoria Rifles. After four days of intense fighting, he was taken prisoner of war along with those of his colleagues who were not killed. The Calais Garrison was not evacuated. His situation as a POW was exceptionally perilous as he was a Jew. Made to wear distinctive clothing, he was all too aware of the Nazis determination to eradicate his race. Undeterred he made five escape attempts as well as leading a successful protest strike, one of the few during the War.

When he finally escaped, he teamed up with Czech partisans and fought alongside them during the closing stages of the War.

John Jay, a distinguished journalist and financier, has reconstructed his father's war using the archive material from four countries and numerous other sources and POW accounts. The result is a fascinating and inspiring story.

 




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