Not may survived the Russian Siberian Consentration camps of the second world war, but this man did. Haveing met the author, seen the bullet hole scars, and heared of the night mare's he had for 55 years untill he wrote this story I was compelled to get this book. Once I started, I could not put it down. His story is a testement to all who did not make it! He captur's death as you will never have seen it befor, the last words of the brave, which he and he alone can recall for all the world to here. A moving true story of one mans battel for survial and escape. D Manning
What a story this man has to tell. Torn from his home and family during the war and subjected to incredible hardship in Russia. The chances of him surviving at every turn were close to zero but with his own common sense and miraculous luck he survived to live a long life and have a family in England. I hope he was not haunted too much by all his near-misses. An exciting book.
Gripping. Could not put down. Fast moving. Really gets into how the person felt in those most inhumane of situations. Shows how hope and determination wins through. Puts a lot of things into perspective for us all. Problems? Do we have them? Surely not in light of the suffering these people experienced.
I purchased this book largely on the endorsement of other reviews and i'm so pleased to have been able to learn of the incredible story that Krupa tells. The book is absorbing from page one and grips you throughout. A truly inspirational story of one man's will to survive and escape oppression.
An absolute stunning book which gave an insight as to how the Stalinist country worked. The lack of concern for human life and the survival or otherwise of people of Poland . A remarkable story of survival by one determined , educated and resourceful man . One day a film !
Absolutely gripping, a brilliant thriller if it was fiction, being non fiction makes the reading all the more can't put downable. Respect to all the men women and children that suffered under the Soviet hammer and survived the horrors.