He also bought the American interests of the Macmillan publishing house. Maxwell. He escaped from Nazi occupation joining the Czechoslovak army in exile in World War 2 and then fighting in the British army where he was decorated.
Ian Robert Maxwell MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP). He was notably litigious and often embroiled in controversy including about his support for Israel at the time of its War of Independence in 1948.