Narrow Escapes!

Narrow Escapes!


Miloslav Bitton

The book is based on the numerous notes, certificates and documents collected over the years by the author and compiled into a chronological narrative at the beginning of the new millennium. Covering the years 1919 to 1949, it tells the story of his childhood in the Ukraine and Czechoslovakia, of the outbreak of World War II and his experiences running a clandestine escape route, and his service in the army in the Middle East and the Royal Air Force in Britain.

In September 1945 he returned to Prague with his English wife to pursue a career in the Czechoslovak Air Force. After the communist coup in 1947, they were forced to flee the country and start a new life, this time in England.

Publisher: Melandrium Books
Published: January 2014
ISBN: 0-9537853-5-1
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 183
Price: £12.00

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4 Responses to Narrow Escapes!

  1. Steven Glubis says:

    The book was very difficult to purchase for some strange reason but I managed to get a used copy here in the USA. I suspected that Colonel Bitton could be a close relative of mine based upon his original last name and birthplace. After reading the book, I confirmed that he is my grandmother’s nephew and I am happy to find another piece in the puzzle of my family history. During the war, he visited my grandfather’s farm in Saskatchewan while training to be a Spitfire pilot. My father was orphaned at a young age so I was never able to know about Bitton and other relatives that were dispersed by the Ukrainian Holodomor. My family went to Canada and barely survived the great dust bowl but Miloslav’s family returned to the Czech republic and had his own massive struggles. His story reads like an epic adventure and I wish I could have met the man. It really is amazing how a lowly grocery clerk could find the courage and skill to do all the things that he did.

  2. Ellie Bennett says:

    Now Waterstones tell me that they haven’t got them. Have searched the internet with no luck.

  3. Karen says:

    Can anyone please let me know where I can buy a copy of this book? Thanks

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