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Historia Władysława Szwendera

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Walter Szwender is 90 years old but remembers only too well the day Russian soldiers marched into his Polish town in 1939, while most of the World’s eyes were firmly fixed on Hitler. In the new book “No Way Back” by Jackie Gay, Walter tells the unknown story of this other invasion and the brutal deportations that followed. Millions of Poles died, but Walter Szwender survived the “life lottery” of the camps, escaped the Gulags and finally reached safety in Canada. But not before facing the Allies’ greatest challenge at Monte Cassino, where the Polish II Corps proved themselves ‘the bravest of them all.’