Joey Jacobson's War

Joey Jacobson's War

A Jewish Canadian Airman in the Second World War

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Joey Jacobson, a young Jewish man from Westmount on the Island of Montreal, trained as a navigator and bomb-aimer in Western Canada. On arriving in England he was assigned to No. 106 Squadron, a British unit tasked with the bombing of Germany. Joey Jacobson's War tells, in his own words, why he enlisted, his understanding of strategy, tactics, and the effectiveness of the air war at its lowest point, how he responded to the inevitable battle stress, and how he became both a hopeful idealist and a seasoned airman. Jacobson's written legacy as a serviceman is impressive in scope and depth and provides a lively and intimate account of a Jewish Canadian's life in the air and on the ground, written in the intensity of the moment, unfiltered by the memoirist's reflection, revision, or hindsight. Accompanying excerpts from his father's diary show the maturation of the relationship between father and son in a dangerous time.
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9781771123426
1771123427
Branch Call Number: 940.544 J17u
Characteristics: xix, 394 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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