JAMESPORT, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
In August 1944, a one half of Polish territory was already liberated by the Soviet Army. At the end of July 1944 Soviet tanks were at the eastern suburbs of Warsaw. In his new book, “The History of a Warsaw Insurgent” (published by iUniverse), author and survivor Peter Badmajew offers readers a firsthand look at this amazing wartime event.
For Badmajew, all seemed well until September 1, 1939, when the Germans invaded Poland. Badmajew’s world would never be the same again: he extinguished incinerated bombs, dug antiaircraft ditches and delivered water and food to soldiers. Badmajew describes how he and his family survived the German occupation, with one member of the family arrested by the Gestapo. Determined to fight for the freedom of his country, in 1944 Badmajew, at age 15, joined the Warsaw Uprising. Suddenly, the boy who once happily spent his vacation swimming in Pucka Bay was carrying grenades in his pockets and swigging liquid courage from a vodka bottle.
“The History of a Warsaw Insurgent” shares details from one man’s journey through war-torn Poland, offering an enlightening glimpse into the history of his homeland.
“The History of a Warsaw Insurgent”
By Peter Badmajew
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781475986327
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781475986310
E-Book | 172 pages | ISBN 9781475986334
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Peter Badmajew was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1929, to a Polish noblewoman and a father who fled from Russia to Poland after the Bolshevik Revolution to practice Tibetan medicine. Following a successful career as a physician, Badmajew retired and is now living in New York.
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