Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Bridging the Gap [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 24.47  
Retail Value $ 34.95  
You Save $ 10.49  (30%)  
Item Number 266854  
Buy New $24.47
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Bridging the Gap by Ralph Smorczewski...

An idyllic, carefree life lived from childhood through to late teenage years in the depths of the pre-war Polish countryside on the family's large estates. This autobiography gives a glimpse into family life and the routine activities, interspersed with occasional unexpected events, and images of people that played an important part in moulding the author's character. But war days starts with the bombing of the railway line, followed by the arrival of the German troops, and a simultaneous influx of refugees escaping the advances of both the German and Soviet occupying powers. Later chapters describe the completion of the author's education on clandestine courses (for Poles, education beyond primary school was forbidden and carried the death penalty), enlisting in the Polish Home Army and completion of clandestine officers' school. Military activities included disarming German soldiers billeted on the family, a week spent at the concentration camp "Majdanek" collecting the prisoners released by the SS, fighting in the Warsaw uprising, which resulted in severe concussion, followed by three weeks in a Gestapo death cell, and finally serving with large units of the Home Army. The author also describes the family's reunion, the miraculous escape from Krakow before the arrival of the Soviets, first to Vienna and then to a friend's home in Styria. From Styria another escape leads the family over the Alps on two horse-drawn carriages through snow blizzards and continuous bombardment. The author finally joined the Polish 2nd Corps, British 8th Army in Italy, and completed artillery officers' school in Matera, before being transported to England. In the final part of the book, the author describes his first steps in England, followed by five years of architectural studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. After a number of years of temporary jobs, he became an Associate Partner in a small architectural firm that expanded rapidly. In 1972 he started his own practice and undertook some interesting projects, including the conversion of newly completed flats in Monte Carlo. He retired in 1992.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.57"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 17, 2007
Publisher   Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN  1906221332  
ISBN13  9781906221331  

Availability  0 units.

More About Ralph Smorczewski

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Bridging the Gap?

Be the first to write a review about Bridging the Gap

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Bridging the Gap

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy