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Joe's War - My Father Decoded

A Daughter's Search for Her Father's War

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Joe's War - My Father Decoded by Annette Kobak
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'It didn't occur to me to ask my father as I grew up why he had nothing from his past before the war - no pictures of himself when young, no family photographs, no mementos of any kind. He was a man without a past, and I failed to notice.' Annette Kobak's father, born in Czechoslovakia, escaped as a nineteen- year-old from German-occupied Poland in the spring of 1940 and joined the Polish army in France, ending up intercepting morse code in a top secret unit in London. This, and very much more, she discovered only half a century later when she started, with his help, unravelling his past after the collapse of the Soviet union. This mesmerising book is at once a daughter's search for an understanding of her father and a search to understand - through her father's life - the Czech and Polish experience of the war.

Author Biography

For the past twelve years Annette Kobak has reviewed regularly for the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement, and for five years has presented the BBC Radio 4 series The Art of Travel.
Release date NZ
November 4th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
8pp b&w illustrations
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Pages
432
Dimensions
126x197x28
ISBN-13
9781844080793
Product ID
1670040

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