A Greater Love
The Greatest Untold True Love Story of World War Two
By Olga Watkins with James Gillespie
The true story of a woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Third Reich to find the man she loves. When the Gestapo seize 20-year-old Olga Czepf's fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on an extraordinary 2,000-mile search across Nazi-occupied Europe risking betrayal, arrest and death.
As the Second World War heads towards its bloody climax, she refuses to give up - even when her mission leads her to the gates of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps...
Now 88 and living in London, Olga tells with remarkable clarity of the courage and determination that drove her across war-torn Europe, to find the man she loved. The greatest untold true love story of World War Two.
Published (Splendid Books)
ISBN: 9780955891670 – 280 pages - Paperback
Olga Watkins was born in Yugoslavia in 1923. The day before she had planned to leave London in 1963 to return home to Yugoslavia she met Gerry Watkins, an Irishman who worked in the civil service, at a dance hall in Leicester Square. They married in January 1964 and were together until his death in 2013. They had no children. Olga died on 10th December 2016. James Gillespie is a journalist who has worked for The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.