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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

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    Hello,

    I just want to tell you that I have put out a second edition of The Wrong Side Of The River., so far the only story about the Polish Engineer Company at Arnhem. Please correct me if there is another book.
    You can see parts of the book on www.lulu.com and you can get the link on my website: www.stormboatkings.ca The first edition of 100 copies has been sold out for awhile and this edition has been totally reworked. Sorry, but it is only in English, as the only words in Polish I know are of food. Now, if someone wants to translate it for me, let me know. I wish that someone would!

    Cheers,

    John Sliz

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    Hi can anyone recommend some books relating to Polish medals both pre 1939and from 1939 to 48.
    Im looking for general books as opposed to specialisms on one particular kind of medal such as Krogulec for example.

    Many thanks Rob

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    Hi Robert,

    The aren't too many out there. The Oberlietner reference is generally considered to be the most comprehensive general guide as it covers all of the major and some of the scarcer decorations. A brief general overview of each decoration is given.

    The book is desperately in need of revision and updating - especially in the area of photographs and illustrations. Poorly hand drawn facsimiles and weak black and white photographs are woefully inadequate in meeting the requirments of not only collectors, but anyone with an interest in Polish decorations. A random sampling below. As you can see, just about useless.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

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    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    Hi Robert,

    The aren't too many out there. The Oberlietner reference is generally considered to be the most comprehensive general guide as it covers all of the major and some of the scarcer decorations. A brief general overview of each decoration is given.

    The book is desperately in need of revision and updating - especially in the area of photographs and illustrations. Poorly hand drawn facsimiles and weak black and white photographs are woefully inadequate in meeting the requirments of not only collectors, but anyone with an interest in Polish decorations. A random sampling below. As you can see, just about useless.

    Regards,
    Tony
    Thanks Tony, i see what you mean. Maybe an interesting project for the forum to gets its own little reference library together to match the one for PSZ badges which is tremendous. Rob

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    Hey guys......I remember when i posted on a similar thread abotu the book " All Quiet On The Eastern Front"

    and everyone siad that i was talking about the same book we all know "All Quiet On The Weastern Front

    this whas in about 1998 when i was in Juvie.....and I LOVED this book !!!! but yet i cant seem to find it ANYWHERE!!!

    any of you guys read this take of an SS soldier in the front lines of Russia?

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    here are some of my "period" books. They are most precious for me.

    printed in Rome, I love it!


    lots of info!


    first edition

    second edition


    amazing pictures!


    superb pictures of 10 PSK


    combat history


    rare book, I´m happy to have it


    one of my favorites, houndreds of pictures!


    I just have second volume


    two volumes, nice pictures



    printed in Palestine, soldier glued his picture in it


    "must have"


    nice pictures


    verry interesting story


    quite rare printing.


    printed in 1949 history of 3rd battalion of 3 DSK


    Printed in New York, nice pictures


    preyer´s book printed in UK (I have pre 1939 one as well) and my favourite of all samples of letters. Belonged to the pilot


    and last but not least song books



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    Hello Marcin,

    WOW! Very impressive collection of rare titles. Many thanks for sharing them with us.

    Here are some from my collection that are quite precious to me, all signed by Polish generals. Three of them are first edition autobiographical books detailing the author's WW2 experiences. Kopanski's "Recollections 1939-1946" is a 2nd printing.

    The other book is a rarely seen photo-exposition highlighting all aspects of the Polish Armed Forces as it existed in 1939 (Girs-Barcz, Warsaw 1939). This one was presented to Swiss Colonel Lederrey in 1941 signed by General Prugar-Ketling while interned in Switzerland during the war. The book is dedicated and also had a letter tucked into the pages.

    The dedication:

    To Colonel Lederrey who so brilliantly personifies the military values of the Swiss army and who knows how to recognize the values of others - I present this small souvenir in recognition and friendship.

    B Prugar, gen.

    Switzerland 1940/41



    The letter:

    My dear Colonel , Huttwil 16. I. 41

    Having found a book about the army and navy of the Polish war I am sending you some pictures.

    They will show you the glory and grandeur of our army but at the same time you will also read that even before losing everything we did not lose heart or courage.

    I hope that in a few years I will be in a position to show you, on the soil of our free Homeland, the new Polish army, even more powerful and stronger than the one I present to you now in this book representing the old army.

    B Prugar


    Regards,
    Tony
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    Tony,
    they are amazing and absolutelly "one of kind". Thanks for showing them!

    One more thing about Oberlietner book. You should get a 2nd expanded edition Tony. Is from 2009. All pictures are in colour.
    Polskie ordery, odznaczenia..., Oberleitner S. (1399977617) - Aukcje internetowe Allegro

    greatings
    Marcin

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    Hi Marcin,

    Many thanks for the recommendation. I wasn't aware of the reissue. The fact it's comprehensive covering all decorations up to 1990 is nice. I'll definitely check it out.

    Cheers,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    You should Tony. It is nicely done this time.

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