When Lions Roar

When Lions Roar

A brief history of the some 2,500 Czechoslovak airmen
who fought with the RAF during World War II.


Nicholas Watson

Following the infamous 1938 Munich Agreement that dismembered Czechoslovakia and the inevitable annexation of the rest of the country by the Nazis the following year, many Czechoslovak patriots escaped to fight with the Allies in World War II.

Some 2,500 Czechoslovak airmen joined the British Royal Air Force, serving with distinction and in a fith of cases paying with their lives. Those that returned to Czechoslovakia after the war, many with horrific injuries, were persecuted by the Communists, who wanted to maintain the fiction that it was only the Soviets who had liberated Czechoslovakia.

This is the story of those airmen.

Publisher: Trinity Publications
Published: August 2014
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 81
Price: 250 Kč / € 8.9

Available from Shakespeare & Sons

This entry was posted in 310 Sqd, 311 Sqd, 312 Sqd, 313 Sqd, 68 Sqd, Books, Victim of Communism. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to When Lions Roar

  1. pickledwings says:

    I just received my copy of the book yesterday. The bookshop explained that there was a delay on the shipment from the publisher to the shop.

  2. czechsix says:

    Looks very interesting, but as Zdeněk found, not available. I shall keep watch for a restock, and if it appears I’ll post an availability update.

  3. pickledwings says:

    I just ordered a copy of it, I’m looking very forward to reading it.

  4. Zdeněk says:

    Just try to buy, but not available in stock 😦

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