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I got into this story although sad at times because I have Polish connections andfound "Jan
on 21 November 2014
I got into this story although sad at times because I have Polish connections andfound "Jan, s" character very real indeed . However my late adorable mother in law was known as "Babcia" to my children which means Grandma I believe which to me is more suited to such a loved character. We do owe such a lot to those Polish pilots so I hope younger readers find this book interesting. My father in law was in the 8 th Army and injured at Monte Cassino...more Polish heroics . It wasnt safe for them to return to their beloved Poland as both had been imprisoned by the Russians early in the war and fatherinlaw led a tortured life waiting for Russia to admitt that they had shot his fellow officer friends at Katyn forest after he managed to escape to join the resistace briefly before being arrested and carted off to prison far into Russia.I keep my mother in laws story going though by telling my kids as unlike her husband her story isnt in print just in my head. However also in my head are the Polish parties and dances, the men kissing my hand and their PRIDE despite their sacrifice and loss of their Poland.