The Children Who Fought Hitler
by Sue Elliott and James Fox
Published by John Murray
My second collaboration with Steve, this accompanied the Testimony Films documentary of the same name, first shown on BBC4 in 2009, about a small expatriate British community in Ypres between the First and Second World Wars and how their children grew up to make an extraordinary contribution in that conflict.
Like Love Child, it uses interviews with now quite elderly people to bring out these extraordinary stories. It is based on original research by Jimmy Fox, who is credited as co-author but I did the writing.
‘It’s hard to come up with new, untold stories about World War Two, but this book succeeds in just that… [James Fox] has retraced all the individual stories with impressive detail and moving candour’
Best of British
‘A vivid slice of human history.’
Independent on Sunday
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