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Stories categorised in 'Bellum Vobiscum: Polish War Memoirs. '. These stories may contain references to other themes.
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Bellum Vobiscum-Chapter 1: War Memoirs. A Letter

Paper was everywhere, in the main hall of the Ministry, in passages, on desks, chairs and floors, even over...

Bellum Vobiscum-Chapter 2: War Memoirs: September Days

Britain and France declare war against Germany! A short, extraordinary text issued by 'Kurjer...

Bellum Vobiscum-Chapter 3: War Memoirs. Evacuation.

The uniformed Youth of Pioneers, Hitlerjugend, Falangist, Komsomols marching in step to military drums with...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 4: War Memoirs. Evacuation Part Two.

Further down were two gentlemen of medium age; one, with glasses and unruly hair, occasionally looking at...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 5: War Memoirs. Krzemienice.

I went with Marushka to town to shop and to send a wire to her parents, advising them that we were in...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 6: War Memoirs. Krzemienice Part Two.

The following story appears courtesy of and with thanks to Marushka and Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski and...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 7: On The River Trail

Grabbing the suitcase, we ran with Marushka through the restaurant kitchen into the backyard, hiding...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 8: On The River Trail Part Two

I found Aleksandria and noted with astonishment that it was situated on the River Horyn... Through the...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 9: On The River Trail Part Three

I pushed away from the bank and the boat turned lazily towards the centre of the river... We knew that our...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 10: On The River Trail Part Four

His wife was from Georgia, U.S.S.R. We were very hungry so Marushka offered her nice multi-coloured scarf...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 11: On The River Trail Part Five

We emptied the boat, I undressed and pushed the boat toward the middle of the river directly opposite the...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 12: On The River Trail Part Six

The teacher gave us additional information six kilometres away was a village Komarowo and, from there, a...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 13: On The Railway Trail

Ten officers from the regiment did not want to surrender and decided to fight their way through the...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 14: On The Railway Trail Part Two

The mixed crowd in the streets consisted of evacuees, Polish soldiers, Red Army soldiers, and local Jews in...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 15: On The Railway Trail Part Three

Some of them were wounded, mainly by German bombs, only a few through fighting with the Russians... Our...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 16: Occupation

I, a citizen of the Lithuanian Socialistic Soviet Republic and you, White Russian Socialistic Soviet...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 17: Occupation Part Two

I was supervising the decoration of the large marble hall for a ball that evening which was to be included...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 18: Occupation Part Three

A military policeman stopped me, forbidding me to continue as Wilno was being taken over by the German Army...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 19: October, 1941.

This order was concerned with Poles, previous Polish citizens and their families, as well as Russian...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 20: Winter Has Come - 1942/43

The following story appears courtesy of and with thanks to Marushka and Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski and...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 21: Winter Has Come - 1942/43 Part Two

Sore of them, in colourful armbands, had long ago greeted the advancing, victorious Germans in the streets...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 22: Winter Has Come 1942/43 Part Three

On the dusty highway, occasional groups of stragglers from the German Army began appearing... If you...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 23: To The West

However we were told that trains were still leaving Kaunas in the direction of the German frontier but only...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 24: To The West Part Two

We concocted the following story: Marushka, who had been employed in Kaunas as an interpreter in the...

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 25: To The West Part Three

The Germans moved to special wagons reserved for them and other cars had the sign 'For Civilians'....

Bellum Vobiscum -Chapter 26: Warsaw - Last Days Before The Uprising

Warsaw asked a high price for goods which, by some detours and lanes, carried on backs of hucksters, by...

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