The Freya Connection: a true story from the Dieppe Raid

The Freya Connection: a true story from the Dieppe Raid

Posted on behalf of WORDfest Crawley

Set during the radar war, this extraordinary and inspiring story of heroism and adventure is, astonishingly, an almost unknown part of our local history.

On 19th   August 1942, 24 year old Jack Nissenthal, a Cockney of Polish-Jewish parentage, undertook one of the most dangerous missions of the Second World War as part of the ill-fated Dieppe Raid – a mission so dangerous that his Canadian bodyguards were ordered to kill him rather than let him fall into enemy hands.

This is a real life story as astonishing as any wonder tale, with obstacles, hardships and dangers, enemies and unexpected helpers in the darkest moments. Will Jack and his companions succeed in their quest and return with the treasure?

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.

Based on original research by Sussex author Umi Sinha, this story will be told by Umi Sinha and Elizabeth Scott.

Refreshments will be served from 3pm and the talk will begin at approximately 3.15pm.

(This event will be filmed for promotional purposes, please ask about seating on the day if you wish to stay out of shot.)

25 Apr 2018 at 3:00pm
until 25 Apr 2018 at 4:30pm
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
RH10 6HG

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