John, who was born in Liverpool, England, has been a professional comedian for over 30 years (www.johnmartincomedy.co.uk). He constantly travels the world entertaining audiences on Cruise Ships.
John was the first person to be given an interview by Heider Heydrich, the only surviving son of Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich.
John found, befriended and interviewed the late Lorna Ellison who was the British friend of both assassins, Gabcik and Kubis. John then arranged a trip with Lorna Ellison to Prague to visit the places connected to Anthropoid, a visit which attracted major media attention featuring on Czech television and radio, and the front pages of Czech newspapers.
John also interviewed Heydrich's war-time gardener, people who lived in very close proximity to the hiding places of the parachutists, and even a lady who was arrested by the Gestapo.
John spent a number of days with the Kubis family and the Gabcik family, and now classes them as friends.
For his research, John was given medals by Veteran Organisations in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
John regularly gives illustrated talks on Operation Anthropoid.