Croydon, United Kingdom, October 16, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- “A Polish Symphony” is like an orchestral symphony; written in four parts. The book portrays the true story of a rare survivor of the Warsaw Rising against Nazi occupation in 1944 – one of the bloodiest battles in recent history and one of the least recorded.
The first part of the book describes the author’s carefree life within Poland prior to the German invasion. The second part describes the occupation of Poland, which is quickly followed by the murder of the authors’ identical twin brother by the Nazi’s and the death of three uncles - two of whom perished in concentration camps, and one murdered on the streets of Warsaw – and the confiscation of the authors’ family store and family livelihood.
The author, Bob Maciejewski, became a resistance leader and fought the Germans before being captured. Following the collapse of the Rising, the author discovered he was one of only eight cadet-officers destined to survive the early resistance fighting and later the sixty-three days of the uprising itself; he and many others were but uniformed civilians fighting seasoned German SS Divisions with nothing but hand weapons, knives and courage.
The next part describes his near starvation in a German prisoner-of-war camp near Bremen before released and entering Italy to graduate as an Army Officer. He entered Italy as a virgin soldier. He left as a man!
The final part describes the authors’ life, loves, and the hardships he has endured as he settled in initially in Scotland and later England. With six children and six books to his name, the author finishes the book as he enters his Winter Years and looks back upon his life.
All books are also available at FOYLE’S in London.
“A POLISH SYMPHONY”
By B. M. Maciejewski
ISBN 0 9505619 7 5
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