The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought for Britain in the Second World War
This is the compelling story of the 10,000 German and Austrian
nationals who fled Nazi persecution to join the British in their
fight against Hitler during the Second World War. Most were Jews
but a significant number were political opponents of the Nazi
regime and so-called 'degenerate artists'. Includes
previously unpublished interviews with veterans and an impressive
selection of archive photographs, many of which are reproduced for
the first time.
Helen Fry PhD is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. During her research for her recent book Jews in North Devon during the Second World War (Halsgrove, 2005), she discovered that one in seven of the German and Austrian refugees who found shelter in Britain prior to 1939 enlisted in the British forces in the Second World War. It was this discovery that set her on the trail of 'The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens'. Helen is also the author of a number of articles for specialist journals on aspects of Jewish history. She lives in Devon.