The Silent War

by Frank Falla Blue Ormer Press

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 recruited into the Guernsey Underground New 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.

On his return to the island, Frank became a champion for victims of Nazism and helped fellow islanders get compensation for persecution.  Only in 2017 – exactly 50 years after the Silent War was first published – was a blue plaque to those involved in GUNS finally unveiled in Guernsey.

Suggest this book to a friend

Enter your name and your friend's email address and we will send them a clickable direct link to this page.

Search...

Categories

Best Sellers

Images of Lincolnshire Farming by Alan Stennett

Our Price: £0.00

Bomber Command. The Victoria Cross Raids

Our Price: £14.95

Birds of the Bailiwick

Our Price: £0.00

Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port

Our Price: £12.99

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Our Price: £7.99

Guernsey Green

Our Price: £3.75

The Silent War

Our Price: £8.99

British Motorcycle Racing Circuits

Our Price: £15.00

Lincolnshire Villains: Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates

Our Price: £9.99

Lincolnshire Bells and Bellfounders

Our Price: £50.00

Pubs in Lincoln: A History - The City’s Inns, Public Houses, Beerhouses, Breweries and Maltings

Our Price: £7.50

Lincolnshire's Farm Animals. A Brief History

Our Price: £8.95

Lincolnshirics

Our Price: £3.45

A Century of Golf at Woodhall Spa

Our Price: £7.50

A Short History of Guernsey

Our Price: £9.99

Female Occupations: Women’s Employment 1850 - 1950

Our Price: £12.99

Lincolnshire Railways (Stennett)

Our Price: £16.99

A Lincolnshire Journey

Our Price: £9.99

Bonneville – Go or Bust

Our Price: £15.99

Crimson Skies

Our Price: £5.25

Katherine Swynford

Our Price: £4.95

The Little Book of Lincolnshire by Lucy Wood

Our Price: £9.99

'Spirituall Concupiscence': John Cotton's English Years, 1584-1633

Our Price: £35.00

The Family Divided: The Guernsey Novels - Book 4

Our Price: £7.99

Tennyson Poems in Lincolnshire Dialect - CD

Our Price: £4.95

Beautiful Guernsey

Our Price: £2.00

Memories of Bargate in Boston

Our Price: £10.00

For Better For Worse

Our Price: £8.95

Boston, Lincolnshire. Historic North Sea port and market town

Our Price: £14.99

Lincolnshire A Dog Walker's Guide.

Our Price: £7.95

Lincolnshire Natives and Others

Our Price: £8.50

Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

Our Price: £19.99

A selection of views in the county of Lincoln

Our Price: £30.00

Belton House – National Trust Guide

Our Price: £6.99

Dangerous Waters: The Guernsey Novels - Book 1

Our Price: £7.99

Monk's Road: Lincoln's East End through time.

Our Price: £5.95

Festung Alderney; The German Defences of Alderney

Our Price: £17.50

Nobbut a Yellerbelly

Our Price: £6.99

The History & Archaeology of Jethou

Our Price: £20.00

Sir Joseph Banks - Rooted in Lincolnshire

Our Price: £15.00

Excellent present - a diary with a voucher included

Our Price: £10.00

Born into Poverty

Our Price: £10.00

All Things Lincolnshire

Our Price: £25.00

A Town Remembers (Volume 3, Part 1)

Our Price: £15.00

They Spread Their Wings: Six courageous airmen in combat.

Our Price: £14.99

Ruskington: As I Remember It

Our Price: £6.99

The Lincolnshire Wolds

Our Price: £17.50

The Lincolnshire Seaside

Our Price: £0.00

Heroes of Bomber Command Lincolnshire

Our Price: £11.99

Perry's Official Guide to Guernsey

Our Price: £7.95

Aircraft made in Lincoln

Our Price: £4.95

Sylvia Pankhurst - Everything is possible. DVD

Our Price: £20.00

The Scandal of Nathaniel Thorold

Our Price: £9.50

Finding Mother: The Guernsey Novels - Book 2

Our Price: £7.99

Lincolnshire Murder & Crime

Our Price: £9.99

Swineshead at War

Our Price: £7.99

Channel Island Occupation Review No. 22

Our Price: £4.50

The Channel Islands

Our Price: £9.99

The Betrayal: The Guernsey Novels - Book 6

Our Price: £7.99

Lincolnshire Railways (Squires)

Our Price: £7.99

Let’s Go to the Pictures

Our Price: £5.00

Lincolnshire: A century on Film. Reel One ? A New Century

Our Price: £14.95

The German Occupation of the Channel Islands

Our Price: £12.99

Channel Island Occupation Review No. 40

Our Price: £9.75

Frithville to Fricourt – and Back

Our Price: £8.50

Eastern Hospitals and English Nurses

Our Price: £12.99

The Military Airfields of Britain, East Midlands

Our Price: £16.99

Guernsey As It Used To Be: A tour of the town in Victorian Times

Our Price: £14.99

German Tunnels, in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark

Our Price: £15.50

Echoes of Time: The Guernsey Novels - Book 5

Our Price: £7.99

The History of Boston

Our Price: £17.99

Grimsby - Making The Town

Our Price: £0.00

Guernsey Retreat: The Guernsey Novels - Book 3

Our Price: £7.99