Author: Antoni Podolski
23 Days The wartime memoirs of Antoni Jozef ‘Joe’ Podolski written by him 44 years after the outbreak of World War 2. Joe records his fight against the invading Russian Army, his capture, imprisonment and brutal interrogation before being sentenced to death. After spending 23 days on death row in a Russian prison, a reprieve condemned him to the Vorkuta Gulag in the Arctic Ural Mountains. Joe describes his subsequent escape to England via Finland followed by his return to Europe through Lithuania as a member of SOE. After a reunion with Polish Forces in the Middle East, Joe returned to England once more and became a fighter pilot with the Polish Air Force at the tail end of hostilities, all by the age of 22. He died in Norfolk in 1999 aged 76.
Publisher: Yellow Wheel Publishing