The Silent War

by Frank Falla

with a new Foreword by Dr Gilly Carr

ISBN: 978-1-9998913-1-2 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-9998913-2-9 (e-book)

Paperback, 256 pages, 19 B&W illustrations

Publisher: Blue Ormer Publishing, 2018

A new edition of this classic memoir of one of Guernsey’s heroes of the German Occupation during World War 2.

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.

UPDATE: Now available on Kindle from Amazon – The Silent War.