The Silent War by Frank Falla

We are pleased to announce that we shall shortly be republishing “The Silent War” by Frank Falla.

Frank Falla was a journalist in Guernsey during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. By day, he worked on a local newspaper, fighting with the German censor. By night, like many other islanders, he defied the enemy.

After radios were confiscated in 1942, Frank was recruited into the Guernsey Underground News Service (GUNS), bringing BBC news to other islanders, including the Bailiff. This dangerous work carried severe penalties. In 1944, after being betrayed by an informant, Frank and his GUNS friends were deported to Nazi prisons, where they were ill-treated and carried out forced labour.

Frank’s memoir was originally published in 1967. This fourth edition includes new photos and a new foreword by Dr Gilly Carr of Cambridge University, who has been instrumental in setting up the Frank Falla Archive – a permanent memorial to those in the Channel Islands who were persecuted by the Nazis.

We will be holding a book launch at the German Occupation Museum on 6 May at 6:30pm.

You can pre-order your copy of The Silent War from our online store using the link below.