Book Review – Facing Fearful Odds, My Father’s Story of Captivity, Escape & Resistance 1940-45



This is one WWII study that is part of a growing trend with sons writing their fathers’ stories. This book is based on a father’s start on writing down his experiences in war. To this original material is added further research by the author, and his sensitive editing of his father’s work. The result is a book that tells a little told part of the war in Europe, but not an unusual story. There is humour and courage, comradeship, determination, danger and eventual triumph. It is the type of story writers of fiction are keen to plot and enthral. The writing style flows and holds the attention. The story is inspiring and will be much enjoyed by a broad readership.

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