By Stanislav Fejfar
Stunned into motion by way of the swift cave in of his kingdom in 1938, Czech pilot Stanislav Fejfar escaped and traveled via Poland to serve first and foremost with the French overseas Legion, then as a sous-lieutenant with the French air strength in early 1940. After the death of that kingdom, he fled to England in July 1940 to hitch the RAF. published to 310 Squadron, he observed a lot feverish motion and he speedily grew to become an ace throughout the conflict of england yet used to be to lose his lifestyles on 17 may possibly 1942, shot down over Boulogne flying his cherished Spitfire.
Until lately it used to be no longer identified that all through his brief profession, Stanislav saved a whole daily diary which has been translated by way of Henry Prokop and is the foundation for this booklet. Augmented by way of the diligent examine of Norman Franks and Simon Muggleton in unearthing formerly unpublished wrestle stories, letters and different articles of memorabilia, including their annotated reviews, this can be a really worthwhile and relocating account through a guy who gave his lifestyles protecting freedom. A publication with the intention to be sought out through a person attracted to the historical past of the conflict of england. 2010 is the seventieth anniversary of that momentous event.
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A Fighter Pilot's Call to Arms: Defending Britain and France Against the Luftwaffe, 1940-1942 by Stanislav Fejfar