The Secret Betrayal of Britain's Wartime Allies

The Appeasement of Stalin and its Post-War Consequences

Jim Auton MBE

Date Published :
August 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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30 illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399074919
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.1 X 6.1 inches
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As a British airman of the Second World War, Jim Auton dropped bombs on enemy targets all over central and eastern Europe. He was also engaged in a number of low flying operations, organized in order to drop containers of explosives and ammunition in an effort to assist groups of partisans in enemy occupied countries. After the war, he was to enter the cutthroat world of international trade, setting up an extensive network of clients in the industrial areas of the western world. It was during this time that an opportunity arose to revisit all those bombing targets and areas where he had supported secret underground resistance forces during the war.

Working undercover on the stated objective of investigating potential East/West trading opportunities, he was to discover, to his great dismay, the final fates of the various partisan operations that he had so bravely endeavored to assist. He was to discover that many of the Poles and Czechoslovaks who had assisted British units during the conflict had either been killed or imprisoned by the Communist authorities. He argues that, once victory over Nazi Germany had been secured, British and allied governments betrayed these resistance workers who had so bravely served the cause and paid such a significant contribution towards the allied war effort.

In this, his second work of autobiographical memoir, Auton provides an enthralling firsthand account of intrigue, assassination, espionage and shameful betrayal on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

About The Author

Jim Auton MBE is an author and historian.


"Author Jim Auton presents students, academics, researchers, and general interest readers with a firsthand account of his time as a British airman during World War II and his personal investigation of what became of the resistance fighters he dropped supplies for after the war as a direct result of Western Allied appeasement of Stalin. The author has organized the main body of his text in fifteen roughly chronological chapters devoted to his time in the war and the years he spent investigating what became of his wartime comrades. The author is an authorized researcher in the archives of Auschwitz, an aviator, and a former British Honorary Pilot of the Czechoslovak Air Force"

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