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Joey Jacobson's War

A Jewish-Canadian Airman in the Second World War

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, War & Military (Adult Nonfiction)

In the spring of 1940, Canada sent hundreds of volunteers to serve in Britain's Royal Air Force as it began a bombing campaign against Germany. Nearly half of them were killed or captured within a year. This is the story of one of those airmen, as told through his own letters and diaries as well as those of his family and friends. Joey Jacobson was a privileged Jewish Montrealer whose wartime experience transformed him into a hopeful idealist and a seasoned airman before he was killed in action.