Walking with Shadows by Josef Tarnowski

Walking with Shadows

byJosef Tarnowski

Kobo ebook | February 15, 2014

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Walking with Shadows is a book of exile and of odyssey: the incredible and moving story of a young Polish freedom fighter, Joe Tarnowski, who survived the frozen hell of the war-time Soviet Gulag to travel half-way round the globe to join the Free Polish Forces in Scotland.

A Paratrooper who fought through the bloody slaughter of Arnhem, Joe tells of his time as a soldier-policeman among the ruins of the Third Reich, as a ‘displaced person’ struggling to build a new life in post-war Britain and as a successful electronics engineer whose pioneering work was to take him round the world in a very different way.

It is the story of an idyllic childhood, of war and peace, of love and hope, of tragedy and renewal, of family and friends lost and found. It is one man’s story and the story of Europe: the old Europe which finally died with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the new Europe heralded by the rise of Solidarnosc .

It is the story of a family man, a man of wit, insight, irony and humour; a man who did ‘outfrown false fortune’s frown’ to embrace life whole once more.

Walking with Shadows is an inspiring tribute to the human spirit: to the will to survive, to commemorate and to celebrate.

Josef Tarnowski retired from his post as an electronics engineer some years ago. In addition to keeping up an association with Poland, he has devoted his retirement to writing the story of his life.

Raymond Raszkowski Ross is a playwright, journalist and editor; and a creative writing tutor with the Open University and the University of Edinburgh.

Title:Walking with ShadowsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 15, 2014Publisher:North Highland PublishingLanguage:English

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