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The Way To Monte Cassino 1941-9144 In Photographs
A bilingual album devoted to various aspects of the life of Polish civilians in September 1939.


 
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In the post-war Poland governed by the communists, the fate of polish deportees who left the Soviet Union as soldiers under General Władysław Anders, and the memory of their outstanding military achievement with the Second Polish Corps in Italy, were belittled and pushed out of public awareness. However, despite the attempts of the official propaganda, the battle of Monte Cassino has always had a special place in the Polish memory. The image of the white and red flag flying over the ruins of the monastery, the Polish war cemetery, and the famous song celebrating the heroes of the battle are vivid symbols of the feats of the thousands of Polish soldiers from the Second Corps. The author of documentary photographs published in this volume was one of them. (…) This album is based on Ignacy Jaworowski’s story told in his own words and in the pictures he took. The photographic documentation is the primary element of the narrative, spanning the author’s life between 1941 and 1944, from Tatishchevo, where the 5th Infantry Division was formed, to the famous battle of Monte Cassino. (…) It should be noted, that the whole surviving set includes about 720 photographs digitlized from the negatives, and several dozen scanned from the prints in the author’s autobiographical album. As many as 410 of them have been selected for the present publication. Issued on the 70th anniversary of the battle, this album contains hitherto unpublished material.


Losy żołnierzy-zesłańców prowadzonych ze Związku Sowieckiego przez gen. Władysława Andersa i pamięć o przełomowym momencie walk toczonych przez 2. Korpus Polski we Włoszech, przez kilkadziesiąt powojennych lat, w rządzonej przez komunistów Polsce były umniejszane i spychane w zapomnienie. Mimo to bitwa pod Monte Cassino zajmuje w polskiej świadomości historycznej wyjątkowe miejsce. Biało-czerwona flaga łopocząca na ruinach klasztoru, rozciągająca się u stóp wzgórza polska nekropolia wojenna i pieśń sławiąca bohaterstwo polskich żołnierzy mają szczególny wymiar dla tysięcy uczestników walk, żołnierzy 2. Korpusu. Jednym z nich był fotograf-dokumentalista, autor prezentowanych zdjęć. Ignacy Jaworowski urodził się 15 czerwca 1898 r. w Supraślu, chociaż jego rodowe korzenie sięgają szlacheckiego zaścianka Jaworówka. Ta położona 20 km na północny Zachód od Białegostoku miejscowość jest znanym miejscem kaźni. W odwecie za poparcie Powstania Styczniowego 1863 r. wieś została doszczętnie spalona – w myśl moskalskiego rozkazu „spalić i miejsce gdzie stała zaorać". (…) Podstawę opracowania niniejszego albumu stanowią elementy narracji słowno-ikonograficznej autorstwa Ignacego Jaworowskiego. Jednak zasadniczym materiałem są dokumenty fotograficzne będące relacją z doświadczeń autora w latach 1941–1944, czyli od pobytu w Tatiszczewie, miejscu formowania 5. Dywizji Piechoty, do słynnej bitwy o klasztor na Monte Cassino. (…) Nadmienić należy, że cały zachowany zbiór składa się z około 720 zdjęć zapisanych na nośniku elektronicznym (pozyskanych z negatywów) i dodatkowo z kilkudziesięciu zdjęć zamieszczonych w albumie, ilustrującym koleje życia autora. Z tego zasobu wyselekcjonowano 410 fotografii.

So writes Julian Kulski a few days before the outbreak of World War II, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet a rare soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion.

Kulski, the son of the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, is a 10-year-old Boy Scout when the Germans invade Poland in September 1939. He soon begins waging his own private war against the Germans with small acts of sabotage. At age 12, Kulski is recruited into the clandestine Underground Army by his Scoutmaster and begins training in military tactics and weapons handling. At 13, he accompanies his commander on a secret mission into the Warsaw Ghetto to liaise with the leaders of the Jewish Resistance.

Arrested by the Gestapo at age 14, Kulski is incarcerated in the notorious Pawiak Prison, beaten, interrogated at Gestapo headquarters, and sentenced to Auschwitz. After being rescued, he joins the Ninth Commando Company of the Underground Army, and at age 15 fights in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Taken prisoner by the Germans, 16-year-old Kulski ends the war in a POW camp, finally risking a dash for freedom onto an American truck instead of waiting for "liberation" by the Soviets.

- See more at: http://www.polandww2.com/color-of-courage/color-o...

So writes Julian Kulski a few days before the outbreak of World War II, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet a rare soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion.

Kulski, the son of the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, is a 10-year-old Boy Scout when the Germans invade Poland in September 1939. He soon begins waging his own private war against the Germans with small acts of sabotage. At age 12, Kulski is recruited into the clandestine Underground Army by his Scoutmaster and begins training in military tactics and weapons handling. At 13, he accompanies his commander on a secret mission into the Warsaw Ghetto to liaise with the leaders of the Jewish Resistance.

Arrested by the Gestapo at age 14, Kulski is incarcerated in the notorious Pawiak Prison, beaten, interrogated at Gestapo headquarters, and sentenced to Auschwitz. After being rescued, he joins the Ninth Commando Company of the Underground Army, and at age 15 fights in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Taken prisoner by the Germans, 16-year-old Kulski ends the war in a POW camp, finally risking a dash for freedom onto an American truck instead of waiting for "liberation" by the Soviets.

- See more at: http://www.polandww2.com/color-of-courage/color-

So writes Julian Kulski a few days before the outbreak of World War II, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet a rare soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion.

Kulski, the son of the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, is a 10-year-old Boy Scout when the Germans invade Poland in September 1939. He soon begins waging his own private war against the Germans with small acts of sabotage. At age 12, Kulski is recruited into the clandestine Underground Army by his Scoutmaster and begins training in military tactics and weapons handling. At 13, he accompanies his commander on a secret mission into the Warsaw Ghetto to liaise with the leaders of the Jewish Resistance.

Arrested by the Gestapo at age 14, Kulski is incarcerated in the notorious Pawiak Prison, beaten, interrogated at Gestapo headquarters, and sentenced to Auschwitz. After being rescued, he joins the Ninth Commando Company of the Underground Army, and at age 15 fights in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Taken prisoner by the Germans, 16-year-old Kulski ends the war in a POW camp, finally risking a dash for freedom onto an American truck instead of waiting for "liberation" by the Soviets.

- See more at: http://www.polandww2.com/color-of-courage/color-o...
Features
  • Hardcover
    320 Pages
    English - Polish Text
    2014
    Size 8.5" x 12" - 21.5cm x 30cm




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