“War made me into a person. I was the son of wealthy parents, and I didn’t know any other life.”
Hanuš Korda was born on the 2nd of November 1917 in Prague. He comes from a wealthy Jewish family. In 1937, he went to study in Denmark, a year later he decided to leave for Britain. He also managed to persuade his parents to emigrate. Before the start of the war, he went through several jobs. He then joined the Czechoslovak army. He was assigned to No. 311 Bombing Squadron as navigator. After the war, he did not return to Czechoslovakia. For approximately three years, he worked for the British Intelligence Service, later he started an airline catering business. He lives in London, has three children who live in England and one who lives in Spain.