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Courier from Warsaw / by Jan Nowak.

Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1982.
ISBN 0814317251, 9780814317259

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Standard Title Kurier z Warszawy. English
Subjects Diplomatic couriers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Diplomatic couriers -- Poland -- Biography.
Diplomatic couriers.
Diplomatic history.
Great Britain.
Nowak, Jan (Publizist)
Nowak, Jan, 1913-2005.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945.
Underground movements, War.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Polish.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Poland -- Biography.
Description 477 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes index.
Translation of Kurier z Warszawy.
Contents Briefing by the AK Big Three: "be like a sponge." Four-point message for London. Catastrophe in Gdynia. Can we trust agent "Redhead"? -- I become "Jan Nowak." A gift for Churchill from Action N. Gydnia without a safehouse. Sleeping in a water tank on the Baltic. In a Malmö prison. A plane seat with the help of Admiral Hipper. To Scotland in a bomb bay -- At the "Patriotic school" in London. My report to the commander-in-chief. Explaining the Home Army -- The political geography of Polish London. Christmas dinner with General Sosnkowski. The Polish prime minister and commander-in-chief: a confrontation of personalities and styles. Poland's future after Teheran -- Attitudes of the Allies toward Poland. The division of Europe into occupation zones dooms Poland. General "Bor" plans Operation Tempest. Polemics with General Sosnkowski. The British withhold arms drops. The prime minister gives assignments -- Conversations with the British. Poland's enemies and defenders. Warnings against anti-Soviet postures from Hugh Dalton and Ernest Bevin. Air Minister Sinclair resists Polish airlift. The Cardinal-Archbishop of Westminster promises prayers, the Archbishop of Canterbury tries to help. Times refuses Jeffrey's account of the slaughter of the Polish Jews. Meeting with Anthony Eden -- An "editorial lunch" at the Times. My address in the House of Commons. Polish attempts to have a British mission sent to Poland.Mikolajczyk shifts the decision on accepting the Curzon line to Warsaw -- The anti-Polish intrigues of Churchill's aide. Churchill gives half of Poland to Stalin -- Censorship at the BBC and Polish radio. My "Postscript after the Nine O'clock News." Meeting with the Zionist Ignatius Szwarcbart. Why the West refused to believe in the extermination of the Jews. A painful meeting with Churchill -- Unsuccessful parachute jump spoils my plans. Agent-provocateur betrays communication network. First "air bridge." Appeal of two emissaries. AK-captured booty opens my way home -- General Tatar hinders my return. Sosnkowski to the rescue. Talks before the trip. Last meeting with Mikolajczyk. His idea of how to save Poland. Mysterious words of farewell
Father's forgotten ducat unfolds my future. A childhood among among dramatic memories. First rumblings of the storm. Bright prospects, darkening horizon -- Nazis invade Poland. The nightmare of September. Battle of Uscilug. Taken prisoner with a future prime minister. Escape -- Warsaw after the surrender. Assassination attempt on Hitler. Life in the black market: butter, paraffin, and vodka. Exciting contacts: the underground and the Gestapo. ZWZ oath -- Topography of the underground. Black leaflets: menus from a Polish kitchen. Action "N" for "Niemcy." First border crossing. I meet "Wildcat." Disguised as a railwayman -- Lavatory leaflets. By the night trains. Life of a "German" railwayman. The art of smuggling -- Action N expands. A railwayman in the Reich. "Klimek" disappears. Learning the art of deception. A psychological urban bombardment. Popular pamphlets in the German trenches. Organizing a German underground -- A rent-collector's double life. Learning English from a Scotsman. A Jewish martyrdom. The prophetic curse -- Prospects in the Baltic. A stowaway volunteer. Stockholm or London? Courier "Hilda." A cigarette from General "Grot." Where is Courier "Zych"? -- Two nights in a coal bin. Forced landing at Gotland. The guest of a policeman. Delivering the statue, the key, and the pencil -- Stockholm, a city of spies. Discovering the real British attitude toward Poland. Meeting a Polish double agent for the Japanese. Liberation of two Polish military standards -- A coal mattress again. Diverted to Szczecin. Arrest of "Hilda" and "Thaddeus" on their rescue mission. Gestapo searches for Jan Kwiatkowski. Saved by the Drabant's change of course. From Szczecin to Gdynia -- Trouble on the Underground Railway. White nights in Luleo. Re-living Jack London in the beachcombers' camp. Taking leave of Klapp -- "Robak" under death sentence, a major disaster in Poznan. Return to Warsaw. "Zbik" in Torun Prison. Passing on the Stockholm microfilms. Epilogue: Courier "Tadeusz" reappears in Bolton -- "Black week" 1943: General Sikorski killed in Gibraltar; "Grot" arrested by Gestapo. Conversation with "the Chairman" of the underground propaganda. Order to London at last. Communist attacks on the Germans -- Wishful thinking of the underground politician. Social life in the underground. An old university friend -- now German agent? -- A note from "Zbik" in prison. Collecting "English hairs." A question of boots. "Zbik" entices warder Alphonse. Zbik and company escape the gallows
In Gibraltar with the commander-in-chief. Last conversation with Sosnkowski in Algiers. Instructions for the AK commander. Abrupt separation at Caserta -- At daybreak. Tempest heading for Warsaw. Operation Wild-horn. Dramatic night near Tarnow. Back on Polish soil -- Return to the capital. The story of a man from the portrait. Warsaw before the "tempest." -- An emissary's late report. Meeting with the government delegate. "W" hour at five. A controversial uprising -- Hotel Victoria, "Monter"'s headquarters. Echo from London. Freedom on the streets of Warsaw. Execution of a gestapo officer -- Struggle to start up Radio lightning. Talking to the wall. John Ward, British war correspondent. Lightning's broadcasts finally reach London -- Death of "Jula." Giant missile hits "Adria." Warsaw salutes liberated Paris. With "Monter" in rescue operation. A tragic night -- Move to Ericsson. The man on a barricade. Dramatic night crossing through Warsaw. Marriage in a bombed chapel. Behind the front lines -- A third-time emissary. Briefing from "Teddy Bear." Shortcuts through sewers. Capitulation. Great and small tragedies. Trials of a dog named "Robak." Farewell to Warsaw -- A mistake and its victim. "We lost a daughter -- we gained a son." With General Okulicki in Czestochowa -- On a circuit: Cracow -- Czestochowa -- Pruszkow. The government delegate takes responsibility for the Rising. Sketch drawn by "Teddy Bear." Okulicki speaks about the Battle of Warsaw -- Secret mail in the Jasna Gora chapel. A dramatic night. Fourth "air bridge" canceled. "Zo" tries out the route to Switzerland. En route to London once more. -- Across the Third Reich. The longest tunnel in the world. "Grüsse für Brunhilde." Christmas Eve in the Black Forest mountains. Comsomols from Orel. "Your homeland's over there." -- The long march. Abandoned by the guides. Adventure at the border. Arrest. Asylum in Basel. Escape from the internment camp. Hiding in Bern. Betrayal at La Vierzonne -- Swiss interrogation. In a cell with a Soviet spy. Lyon-Paris-London. The journey's end -- A report from Warsaw in the world press. Major Morton's second intrigue. A last meeting with Mikolajczyk.
Genre Biography.
Personal narratives
Geographic Area Poland
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8475822
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Nowak, Jan, 1913-2005.
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