A Fighter Pilot's Call to Arms: Defending Britain and France by Stanislav Fejfar

By Stanislav Fejfar

Stunned into motion by means of the swift cave in of his kingdom in 1938, Czech pilot Stanislav Fejfar escaped and traveled via Poland to serve at the beginning with the French international Legion, then as a sous-lieutenant with the French air strength in early 1940. After the death 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 swiftly grew to become an ace in the course of the conflict of england yet used to be to lose his existence on 17 could 1942, shot down over Boulogne flying his cherished Spitfire.

Until lately it was once no longer identified that all through his brief occupation, Stanislav saved a whole daily diary which has been translated by way of Henry Prokop and is the root for this ebook. Augmented via the diligent examine of Norman Franks and Simon Muggleton in unearthing formerly unpublished wrestle experiences, letters and different articles of memorabilia, including their annotated reviews, this is often a really helpful and relocating account by way of a guy who gave his existence protecting freedom. A ebook with the intention to be sought out by way of an individual drawn to the heritage of the conflict of england. 2010 is the seventieth anniversary of that momentous event.

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