By Marian S. Mazgaj
Born within the Polish village of Gaj in 1923, Marian Mazgaj was once whilst Germany invaded his nation and introduced Poland into the strive against of worldwide conflict II. Too younger to hitch the Polish military, inside of many years he grew to become a member of the Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit, a unit which merged with the Jedrus Polish underground staff. This memoir presents a vibrant list of Mazgaj's profession within the army. The Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit and the Jedrus underground have been actively engaged in scuffling with the Nazi forces in Poland in the course of global struggle II, and the writer presents a first-hand account of the teams' roles in attacking and disarming German army devices; destroying the enemy's grain warehouses and receiving air drops of guns, ammunition, and explosives from the Allies. He additionally describes the incorporation of his partisan workforce into the house military, wherein he and his comrades grew to become the Fourth corporation within the moment Regiment of the second one department, gaining power and destroying many extra German devices.
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The judge commuted from 3. THE FIRST STAGE OF THE NAZI OCCUPATION 33 the ancestral residence to the district court in Sandomierz. He inherited not only the Pogodins’ and the Pietrow’s wealth, privileges, and honors but also their intelligence. At the same time, he was a very colorful and imaginative person. From time to time his personality exhibited a slight tendency toward eccentricity. However, as it often happens in such cases, the people of Dzieki, Wiazownica, Bukowa, Osiek, and many other villages that encompassed Judge Pietrow’s jurisdiction do not remember him as a very intelligent and capable district judge but rather as a very wealthy, colorful, and, at times, eccentric, high-ranking Russian ofﬁcial.
Jasinski and his organization responded to this need in the region around the city of Tarnobrzeg by typing British Broadcasting Company radio bulletins and distributing them to the members of the organization and other trustworthy persons. 13 As the demand for the BBC bulletins increased, Jasinski decided to seize a typewriter and a mimeograph from the city hall of Tarnobrzeg and use them to produce a more detailed edition of the underground press. This new equipment enabled him to increase the circulation and expand the network of distribution to the towns around Tarnobrzeg.
Then he revealed to me the fact that he was an active member of a secret patriotic organization. All of a sudden his frequent absence from work on his father’s farm became clear to me. After describing the main goals of the organization and the scope of his activities, he encouraged me to join. How could I refuse him? I always looked up to him as my senior and a college-educated man and felt privileged to be asked to join the organization. Having given my consent, I took another oath, an oath of allegiance to the secret organization.
In the Polish Secret War: Memoir of a World War II Freedom Fighter by Marian S. Mazgaj