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Freely I Served

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The memoirs of this well known Polish airborne General of WW 2, the author was born in Poland and saw service in the Austrian Army in World War I. He joined the newly created Polish Army in 1918 and served in a variety of command and staff positions during the inter-war period. In September 1939, he commanded the 21st Infantry Regiment in the battle of Warsaw. Taken ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published April 28th 1982 by The Battery Press (first published 1957)
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Apr 21, 2013 Dj rated it really liked it
A first person view of the creation of the Polish Airborne Brigade during WWII by the individual that created it.
While some what light on details of some events it is quite a refreshing book.
Here is an individual that goes through major hardships, loss of country, loss of friends and soldiers under his command, long separation from his family and instead of wallowing in self pity he brushes it off as a cost of living his life. At least that is the way he writes about it. And while there is plen
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Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski was born in Stanisławów* - Polish general of a brigade. In 1940 He started building a first Parachute brigade in Polish Army. In 1942 the brigade was ready and named the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. In 1944 it took part in Operation Market - Garden. He died in 1967 casue of heart attack.

Author of Najkrótszą drogą, Wychowanie żołnierza-obywatela, Droga wiodła
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