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Warsaw boy : a memoir of a wartime childhood

Author: Andrew Borowiec; Colin Smith
Publisher: London : Viking, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poland suffered terribly under the Nazis. By the end of the war six million had been killed: some were innocent civilians - half of them were Jews - but the rest died as a result of a ferocious guerrilla war the Poles had waged. On 1 August 1944 Andrew Borowiec, a fifteen-year-old volunteer in the Resistance, lobbed a grenade through the shattered window of a Warsaw apartment block onto some German soldiers running  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Personal narratives
History
Personal narratives, Polish
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Andrew Borowiec; Andrew Borowiec
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Borowiec; Colin Smith
ISBN: 9780670922420 0670922420 9780241004517 0241004519
OCLC Number: 879398280
Description: xix, 361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Borowiec ; edited by Colin Smith.

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A subtle, well observered autobiography. Beautifully paced * The Times * A timely, angry, terribly moving and drily amusing account of an especially dark period in Poland's often tragic history * Read more...

 
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