"Some people have not been given sufficient credit for what they achieved; some have been credited with slightly more than the facts might warrant. I hope this book will help to set the record straight." This book is about the five people most closely involved in the British effort to rescue thousands of refugees - men, women and children - from Czechoslovakia just before the outbreak of war in 1939. Chadwick dedicates a chapter to each of these people; Doreen Warriner, Nicholas Winton, Trevor Chadwick, Bill Barazetti and Beatrice Wellington. All of these people were horrified by the madness destroying whole cultures and wanted to help in some way. They did, contributing in different areas to form a link from the Refugee Office in Prague to England and safety. A book about courage, honour and the uplifting nature of humanity, it will appeal to a wide readership, especially those interested in history and Holocaust studies. At times sad, touching and sweet, The Rescue of the Prague Refugees 1938-39 weaves history and the lives of these five people into a beautifully written, compelling tale.