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A Compulsory text for all Jersey schools, 28 Jun. 2008
I have just bought a paperback copy of this awesome book for sadly only 1p. Such are the ironies of modern life.
I have already read it, as it is available in The Jersey Library to lend, I still though wanted to own a copy of his remarkable story.
As a Jersey born person, who's mother was thirteen when the occupation started, I can perhaps visualse that time and yet still get angry at the, then, wanton violation of that man's freedom and his subsequent tradgic incarceration.
His story is as much a celebration of his fortitude, under terrible circunstances, as it is an indictment of the Jersey authorities willful neglect of his human rights and their disgraceful and apparently to this day shameless, appeasement to the then occupying German powers.
Perhaps, one day, they will reflect and do justice to the memory of an ordinary, but greatly human, being caught up in the mailstrom of those dark days.
I am sorry to have come upon his story too late to have made a meeting with him possible.
Adieu to Anthony Faramus.