By Stanislav Fejfar
Stunned into motion through the speedy cave in of his nation in 1938, Czech pilot Stanislav Fejfar escaped and traveled via Poland to serve firstly with the French international 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 quickly turned 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 now not identified that all through his brief profession, Stanislav saved an entire daily diary which has been translated through Henry Prokop and is the root for this booklet. Augmented via the diligent learn of Norman Franks and Simon Muggleton in unearthing formerly unpublished strive against experiences, letters and different articles of memorabilia, including their annotated reviews, this is often an incredibly necessary and relocating account by means of a guy who gave his existence protecting freedom. A booklet in an effort to be sought out by way of a person drawn to the background of the conflict of england. 2010 is the seventieth anniversary of that momentous event.
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