Bellona Publishing House in Warsaw has just released ROZKAZ KATYNSKI, the Polish translation of THE KATYN ORDER.
Check out this link for the first review in Poland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7S3zWHWXCo
Bellona Publishing House in Warsaw has acquired the Polish rights to THE KATYN ORDER and will translate the award-winning historical thriller into Polish. The book will be released in Poland later this year. Bellona is one of Poland’s largest publishing houses having been in business for over eighty years. Bellona publishes over two hundred titles per year including historical, military, and technical literature as well as Polish and foreign fiction.
Of course, the English language version of THE KATYN ORDER continues to be available in both paperback and e-books from Amazon, B&N, and anywhere books are sold.
To put down the Rising, the German High Command brought in thousands of reinforcements, including the notorious penal brigade led by the war criminal, Oskar Dirlewanger. Described by historian, Martin Windrow as a “terrible rabble of cut-throats, renegades, and sadistic morons,” Dirlewanger’s brigade launched a savage house-to-house rampage in the Wola District, murdering and raping more than ten thousand civilians in a single day.
“Warsaw must completely disappear from the surface of the earth. No stone can remain standing and every building must be razed to its foundation.”
- SS Chief Heinrich Himmler, 17th October, 1944
Read about the “Wola massacre”, the surprise attack by the famous Minerki brigade of women commandos, the escape through the sewers, and much more in parts 2-4 of The Warsaw Rising. Click on “Articles” and scroll down to Article 33, 34 & 35.
Part 1 of 4
The Warsaw Rising was one of the bloodiest urban battles in history. Fought during the waning days of WW2, the battle raged for 63 days as the common people of Poland’s Home Army rebelled against the Nazi oppressor to preserve their freedom. Read the first installment of this 4-part series. Click on “Articles” and scroll down to Article 32 – The Warsaw Rising, Part One
During WW2 a highly secret force of Polish soldiers, trained by the British SOE, were dropped behind enemy lines with instructions to assassinate high level German officers and sabotage enemy installations. Read about this incredible group of covert fighters. Click on the “Articles” section and scroll down to Article 31 – The Dark & Silent.
The award-winning novel of love and courage is now available in paperback on-line and wherever books are sold.
The Library Journal said, “Compelling authenticity and evocative detail will captivate history buffs and thriller fans alike.”
Publisher’s Weekly said, “Jacobson follows his debut, Night of Flames, with another solid WW2 Thriller.”
Booklist said, “A galvanizing WW2 thriller combining a moving love story with a detail-rich recreation of the resistance fighter’s world. Don’t miss this one!”
After three failed attempts by British and American forces, the Polish 2nd Corps volunteered to attack the heavily fortified monastery at Monte Cassino which stood in the way of the Allied drive to Rome. Read the story of this pivotal battle of the Italian campaign during World War Two. Click on the “Articles” page and scroll down to Article 27.
THE OFFICER’S WIFE . . . An Extraordinary Film
Piotr Uzarowicz’s film about the Katyn massacre is more than a documentary – it is a powerful, heart-wrenching account of a young man’s search for the truth about what happened to his grandfather – a polish army officer – during WW2. Following his father’s death, Uzarowicz discovers a manuscript written by his grandmother which sets him on a journey of discovery leading to the massacre of 20,000 polish officers at the hands of the Soviets in 1940. Artfully blending personal testimony with powerful visual images and riveting narrative, The Officer’s Wife tells the story of a family torn apart by one of history’s most heinous war crimes. It is an unforgettable experience and very highly recommended.
POLISH 1ST ARMORED DIVISION IN WW2
On May 6, 1945, two days before the end of World War Two in Europe, the German commander of the Kreigsmarine base at Wilhelmshaven, Germany surrendered ten infantry divisions and more than two hundred German warships to the officer commanding the Allied forces that had captured the city. The officer was General Stanislaw Maczek, and the Allied division he commanded was the Polish 1st Armored Division. This incredible fighting force landed in Normandy in the summer of 1944 and fought through France, Belgium and Holland on their way to Germany, liberating hundreds of towns and tens of thousands of civilians along the way. Their story, in four parts, can be found by clicking on the “Articles” section and scrolling down to Articles 23-26.