Thursday, May 28, 2009

David Cesarani on Roy Farran On CBC Radio

The life of Roy Farran

The life of Roy Farran was a celebrated one. He served with the British Special Air Service during World War Two and left the service, highly decorated. After the war, he went on to serve as Solicitor General for Alberta in the government of Peter Lougheed.

But last week on The Current, we heard another version of Roy Farran. In an investigation, he is being directly linked to the 1947 disappearance and death of Alexander Rubowitz.

We heard from many of you in our audience, but these reponses also prompted us to get in touch with David Cesarani. He has just completed a new book about this contentious piece of history. It's called, Major Farran's Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945-1948. It was released this week. And David Cesarani was in Washington.

The broadcast from March 26th can be heard by clicking on the bar down at the bottom of the page.

It starts at 11:45 into the tape and ends at 24:20.

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