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Two Years in a GULag
  • ISBN-10: 144560177X

  • ISBN-13: 978-1445601779

At the onset of the Second World War, my  father, aged nineteen, was forcibly removed from his family in Poland by the Russian secret police and exiled to the harshest of the Siberian labour camps, the dreaded Soviet gulags of Kolyma. He spoke very little about it. Only very occasionally would his painful memories allow him to give a little snippet of information. After his death I became intrigued and began researching his early life. As I discovered more and more, I became amazed and shocked at the ordeals he’d endured. When Germany invaded Russia, he was freed from Kolyma but still had many trials to face. He survived gulags, torture, and the war, but was never allowed to return home. I traced his footsteps on a journey of 40,000 kilometres, through places most of us have never heard of, a journey through despair, fear, hope and disappointment, and in these pages I recount his journey. This is a true story occurred during a largely unknown and poorly documented period of modern history that has been denied by successive Russian Governments and largely ignored by western governments and media. I believe it is a valuable insight into not only my father’s story but the story of a whole Polish nation.

 

Two Years ina GULag
Unknown World War I – The battle that history is forgetting

The Siege of Leningrad and the Battles for Moscow and Stalingrad in World War Two (WWII) are well documented, but very little, certainly in the West, has been written about the Eastern Front during World War One (WWI). Apart from the crushing blows to the Tsar’s Imperial Russian Army at Tannenberg, the Masurian Lakes and the German Army’s march east, the only other battle that ever seems to get a mention is the short lived Brusilov offensive in June 1916. Here, I describe the little known Battle of Vileyka in September 1915.

 

 

The Battle of Lake Naroch, March 1916

 

The Siege of Leningrad and the Battles for Moscow and Stalingrad in World War Two (WWII) are well documented, but very little, certainly in the West, has been written about the Eastern Front during World War One (WWI). Apart from the crushing blows to the Tsar’s Imperial Russian Army at Tannenberg, the Masurian Lakes and the German Army’s march east, the only other battle that ever seems to get a mention is the short lived Brusilov offensive in June 1916. Here, I describe the little known Battle of Lake Naroch in March 1916.

 

 

Modern reflections on the the Battle of Monte Cassino

 

The Battle of Monte Cassino was one of the great turning points in World War II l In the important year of 1944, it was the first major battle as the Western Powers fought to conquer fascist Italy l Here we explain Poland's complex involvement in it and meet some of those ageing veterans who fought to free Europe

 

Józef Królczyk

 

Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum - People of the Polish Second Corps

 

The Battle of Mud - Lake Naroch, Part 1

 

The Great War - Issue 53

 

The Battle of Mud - Lake Naroch, Part 2

 

The Great War - Issue 54

 

The Battle of Mud - Lake Naroch, Part 3

 

The Great War - Issue 57

 

From the Steppes of Russia to Monte Cassino - The brave history of the Polish 2nd Corps

 

Who were those Polish soldiers at Monte Cassino? Why were they there in Southern Italy? Where had they come from? How had they arrived there? And most importantly, why were they even bothered about fighting at all? 

 

Вилейка – город воинской славы Первой мировой войны (1914-1918)
Vileyka– City of Military Glory in the First World War (1914-1918)

Contibutor to the conference "Vileyka - City of Military Glory in the First World War" held in Vileyka October 2014

 

 

The Battle of Vileyka
  • ISBN:  978-1-326-23762-2   (eBook)

  • ISBN: 978-1-326-20985-8

Very little is known in the west about the battles on the Eastern Front in the Great War. The Battle for the small town of Vileyka (now in Belarus), about 100km east of Vilnius, at the end of September 1915 is one such battle. It is rarely, if ever, mentioned in English historical text, but it marked the extent of the German advance east at the end of the Russian Army’s ‘Great Retreat’ of 1915. It constituted one of the few military successes of Russia’s Army, and was instrumental in defining Germany’s Eastern Front for the remainder of the war with Russia.

 

Two Years ina GULag

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