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FROM DACHAU TO D-DAY The Refugee Who Fought For Britain

The Refugee Who Fought For Britain  

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The exceptional memoir of a German Jew who survived the horrors of Dachau concentration camp to reach England, only to be interned as an enemy alien in Australia. Returning to the UK as a volunteer for the army, Willy Hirschfeld drove a tank through France, Belguim and the Netherlands and was the only m,ember of his crew to survive after his tank was struck by a shell. He survived to drive past Churchill in the Paris Victory parade.
Willy Field was born Willy Hirschfeld in Bonn, Germany. The morning after Kristallnacht, the first mass pogrom against Germany's Jews, on 10 November 1938 he was arrested by the Gestapo and transported to Dachau concentration camp. This fascinating book details his horrendous experiences as a German Jew in the camp, and how he survived to come to England as a refugee. Shipped to Australia and interned as an enemy alien, Willy nevertheless returned to Britain as one of the 10,000 volunteers for the British Forces, and found himself on active service as a tank driver in the Royal Armoured Corps. Three days after D-Day, Willy landed in France and saw front-line fighting through France, Belgium and the Netherlands. He was the only survivor when his tank received a direct hit, but, after recovery, he was given another tank and crossed the border into Germany with the allied troops. Having been involved in the liberation of Hamburg, Willy drove his tank past Winston Churchill in the Victory Parade in Berlin in July 1945.


Product Code: 21949
Author: Helen Fry
ISBN: 9780750951111
Format: HB, 188 pp, Published Price £20
Shipping Time: This item is usually dispatched Next Day
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