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Facing Fearful Odds: My Father’s Extraordinary Experiences of Captivity, Escape and Resistance 1940-1945
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pen & Sword
Publication date December 19, 2014
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781473827349
ISBN-10 1473827345
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $44.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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A fascinating account of life in a prisoner of war camp, a tale of endurance and courage this book is a labor of love for author John Jay who has produced a thrilling account of his father Alec's wartime experiences.
DAILY EXPRESS

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from Pen & Sword (December 19, 2014); titled "Facing Fearful Odds: My Father’s Extraordinary Experiences of Captivity, Escape and Resistance 1940-1945"
9781473827349 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $44.95
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