Page 16 of 24 FirstFirst ... 6121314151617181920 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 160 of 235

Books

Article about: Hi all, My partial reference book list which I have limited to English language editions only. It is a mix of out-of-print and more recent — Cazalet, V.A., With Sikorski to Russia, Lon

  1. #151

    Default Re: Books

    Two great books of earlier epochs than WWII but both a highly recommended read. Zofia Kossak-Szczucka was IMO is one of the best historical writers that Poland ever produced as well as being one of the co-founders of Żegota. All of her books were removed from Polish libraries by communist regime after WII. There is a welcome resurgence of interest in her works within Poland today. Now it just remains for the English translations to gain due recognition again


    Angels In The Dust: A Novel Of The First Crusade (1947). Author: Zofia Kossak, Publisher: Roy Publishers

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4755.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	28.8 KB 
ID:	410428

    Kirkus Reviews:

    One of the strangest periods in history is here given realistic and disillusioning treatment in this novel of the First Crusade. The story reads like history animated by vivid characterization, and a sense of the emotional values of the conflicts. Most of the characters are known to students of the times:- Bishop Adhemar, chosen to lead the Crusade inspired by Peter the Hermit; Raymond of Toulouse; Godfrey of Bouillon, who with Tanored emerges head and shoulders above the mob of self seekers; Robert of Normandy; Baldwin; Bohemond of Tarentum; Walter the Penniless, who combined with Peter to lead a peasant army to destruction; wives, satellites, countless thousands unheralded by history or legend. Inspired by various reasons to undertake the Crusade,- economic, political, reasons of personal ambition, of trade, of greed, and- among the leaders- too few by religious zeal. The crusaders lived off the breadth of Europe before they joined forces at Byzantium, there to find themselves stripped of their riches, and dependent upon Alexius, who alone could speed them on, and who demanded first an oath of fealty. Then there's the escape of a part of the army to Asia- the fall of Nicaca in 1097 -- the march to Antioch, the siege and fall, and once again siege; then the miracle of escape from failure, though the horde is reduced to a handful by famine, treachery, lust, jealousy and other ills. Bohemund won Antioch; Baldwin deserted- and won Edissa; a handful went on and Jerusalem fell in 1099. Plot and counterplot- drama- adventure- romance- a great story, which occasionally lags in multitude of detail, but emerges, a vigorous whole.



    The Meek Shall Inherit : A Novel (1948) Author: Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Publisher: Roy Publishers



    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4756.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	63.9 KB 
ID:	410427


    Reviewed In The Forum, February 1949
    A tale of Poland in the seventeenth century, The Meek Shall Inherit, by Zofia Kossak (Roy, $3.00), is love story, adventure, and a little philosophy of long ago. In his search for truth, the central figure, a nobleman, learns much about the life of his own poor. The influence of church and priest, always felt in Polish life, is manifest.
    Last edited by StefanM; 10-15-2012 at 11:01 AM. Reason: Typos :-)
    I collect, therefore I am.

    Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.

  2. #152

    Default Re: Books

    Another interesting little book I just picked up


    In the coils of a red python by James C. Troyanowski
    Publisher: Adobe Press, New Mexico, 1982
    Length 143 pages


    Written in 1942, onboard a ship between the Suez Canal and Durban, South Africa, this story is a true account of
    a Polish cadet officer —a memoir written as fiction about his and his family's years prior to his deportation to Soviet Union.

    The author was one of the cichociemny whose real name was Czesław Trojanowski "Litwos" a technical specialist in Security Battalion KB "Falcon" (‘Sokół’ ) during the rising fighting in the downtown south area of central Warsaw.

    Czesław Trojanowski Bio on Warsaw Rising Museum


    TEAM XLIX; DROPPED 4/5 V 1944.
    Tadeusz Jaworski ‘Bławat’, Lieutenant. Participant in the Warsaw Rising,
    lastly company commander in ‘Golski’ formation.
    Zdisław Luszowicz ‘Szakal’, Second Lieutenant. Posted too late to 27th
    Volhynian Infantry Division and never reached it. Participant in battle for
    Lublin.
    Antoni Nosek ‘Kajtuś’, Lieutenant. CO of 106th Miechowski cadre
    Regiment of Light Artillery.
    Cezary Nowodworski ‘Głóg’, Lieutenant. Company commander in ‘Czata
    49’ Battalion.. Killed 18 IX 1944 in the Warsaw Rising.
    Mieczysław Szczepański ‘Dębina’, Lieutenant. Officer in ‘Ponury’s’
    formation in the Nowogródek region, then in Lublin District.
    Czesław Trojanowski ‘Litwos’, Lieutenant. Commander of technical
    group in Security Corps ‘Sokół’ Battalion in the Warsaw Rising.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Red_Python.jpg 
Views:	108 
Size:	118.0 KB 
ID:	410865   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screen Shot 2012-10-16 at 17.54.51.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	29.3 KB 
ID:	410884  

    I collect, therefore I am.

    Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.

  3. #153

    Default Re: Books

    Hi guys,
    Here are some items I've picked up in London recently. I hope you don't mind me posting badges together.

    Regards,
    Tom
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Londyn 1.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	228.9 KB 
ID:	411771   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Londyn 2.jpg 
Views:	95 
Size:	214.4 KB 
ID:	411772  


  4. #154

    Default Re: Books

    Found this lurking at the bottom of a box of old books and comics; thought it might be of interest to you gentlemen... I don't know overly much about this publication other than the fact that it covers the time period from the fall of Caen and the push across the continent from the point of view of the 1st motorised artillery, so if anyone can add any info to this, I'd be rather grateful. Some of the photos in there are lovely - if anyone's interested, I can scan them rather than just grab a few pics with a camera. Also, there's a list of various medal recipients detailed between August 45 and March 45 from the unit.

    Cover
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2976_small.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	55.4 KB 
ID:	418429

    Copy 210 of a print run of 300. There are various to and from notes scribbled in the front, so it obviously was passed around some.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2978_small.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	50.8 KB 
ID:	418430


    An example of some of the photos.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2979_small.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	58.1 KB 
ID:	418431

  5. #155

    Default Re: Books

    Reynard - beautiful book, congratulations on your find. Long lost treasure. Please post photos. Does it only cover the Motorized Artillery or does it cover other units of the 1st Polish Armoured Division?

  6. #156

    Default Re: Books

    From what I can gather, it's only from the POV of the motorised artillery, but I'll have a closer look for sure. Will get the scanner out, digitise some of the pics and put them up.

  7. #157

    Default Re: Books

    The two books I have

  8. #158

    Default Re: Books

    A recent purchase. One of the earliest published accounts of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising: Last Days of the Warsaw Ghetto by Rachmiel Grynszpan, a member of Z.O.B.. A limited private edition and published in Schwabach DP Camp (Nürnberg, Germany US zone) 1947.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4834.jpg 
Views:	184 
Size:	74.0 KB 
ID:	431547

    The book is written in Yiddish but printed in the Latin alphabet—in the preface the author apologises for the lack of Yiddish printing house! Also interesting that the back cover contents page list is printed in English is the only English text of the small 48 page book.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4836.jpg 
Views:	73 
Size:	95.0 KB 
ID:	431548


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4837.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	102.6 KB 
ID:	431549

    The author.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PB046920.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	46.8 KB 
ID:	431551   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PB046919.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	31.4 KB 
ID:	431552  

    I collect, therefore I am.

    Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.

  9. #159

    Default Re: Books

    Just purchased a fabulous book of illustrations Russia in War by Feliks Topolski R.A. (1907-1989) London : Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1942. 128 p. : chiefly ill. ; 32 x 26 cm.


    In August 1941 Topolski joined the first Arctic convoy to Russia, arriving in Moscow as German armies advanced towards the city. From Moscow Topolski travelled to the Volga region to visit Anders’ Army of Polish exiles, returning to Britain at the end of 1941. Topolski was commissioned by Picture Post magazine to join the first Arctic convoy to Russia and this book are his illustrations of that commission.

    I have scanned some of the Polish forces in the USSR pages

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4847.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	157.8 KB 
ID:	434527

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4848.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	144.0 KB 
ID:	434529

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4845.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	189.2 KB 
ID:	434526

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4840.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	176.0 KB 
ID:	434520

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4839.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	163.8 KB 
ID:	434519

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4838.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	144.0 KB 
ID:	434528

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4846.jpg 
Views:	76 
Size:	168.6 KB 
ID:	434525

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4844.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	174.4 KB 
ID:	434524

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4843.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	181.7 KB 
ID:	434523

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4842.jpg 
Views:	101 
Size:	162.6 KB 
ID:	434522

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4841.jpg 
Views:	217 
Size:	179.8 KB 
ID:	434521

    Links to Feliks Topolski:

    Artist | Topolski Century

    Z360 Panorama Tour :: Topolski Century Gallery, London
    I collect, therefore I am.

    Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.

  10. #160

    Default Re: Books

    These are wonderful drawings Stefan thanks for posting. Mr. Topolski seems to have captured the somber atmosphere of the time. Could you please post more of his drawings of Poles?

    Chris.....

Similar Threads

  1. Buckle Books

    In German Belt Buckles, Brocades and Straps from 1900 to 1945
    10-19-2015, 08:45 PM
  2. 09-19-2009, 01:24 AM
  3. Research Books

    In History and Research Third Reich and WW2
    04-21-2009, 10:46 PM
  4. Books you recommend

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    01-12-2009, 10:57 PM
  5. NSDAP books

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    10-15-2008, 05:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •