Josef Josten: A Man Who Defied the Seasons by Martin Josten (1968)

Josef Josten had to flee twice from his native Czechoslovakia, once from the Nazi occupation in 1939 (rather topical in the present situation) and again after the Communist coup in 1948. Once in the UK, he set up a press agency to warn of the dangers of authoritarian government. Ironically, the year Martin Josten entered Cambridge, 1968, was the year of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia; Martin helped his father to stage an exhibition in the Senate House of photographs of the invasion. It was opened by the then MP for Cambridgeshire, David Lane, and attended by the Master of Trinity College, Lord Butler.

The book is not for sale through Amazon, as Martin is using it to promote donations to a Czech charity which is detailed inside it. Anyone interested in a copy can email and we will forward your details to Martin.


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