By Marian S. Mazgaj
Born within the Polish village of Gaj in 1923, Marian Mazgaj was once whilst Germany invaded his kingdom and introduced Poland into the strive against of worldwide warfare II. Too younger to hitch the Polish military, inside many years he grew to become a member of the Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit, a unit which merged with the Jedrus Polish underground team. This memoir presents a shiny list of Mazgaj's profession within the army. The Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit and the Jedrus underground have been actively engaged in struggling with the Nazi forces in Poland in the course of international conflict 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 turned the Fourth corporation within the moment Regiment of the second one department, gaining power and destroying many extra German devices.
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As I have learned later, these ID cards classiﬁed the people according to the potential danger they presented to the Nazi government. Each ID was rubber-stamped with a seal. The emblem on the seal consisted of the Nazi eagle, which held in his talons a wreath. Under the wreath a swastica was suspended. In the middle of the wreath there was a number, hardly noticeable, which indicated a class of people to which an individual belonged. Highly educated persons such as university professors, scientists, and writers were given number one.
We feared that it might be burned. The people we met assured us that our village was spared destruction although some artillery shells had exploded in the ﬁelds near it. Osiek, however, was burned to the ground. From Koprzywnica we proceeded toward our village by the back roads on which there were no German troops. The closer to home we came the more energy we gained. We missed our families and the comforts of our homes. M. when I entered the kitchen of our home. The family dinner was just over.
Before the war, as a trained specialist, he worked in a military ammunition plant in Rembertow near Warsaw. When I mentioned to him something about the fuses, he wanted to see them right away. I brought him only two of them. He recognized them and told me that they were produced in his plant. In explaining them to me, he cautioned me about the danger they presented to a person who handled them. Then he told me that the long fuses were meant for projectiles to be ﬁred at airplanes and the short ones for the ground targets.
In the Polish Secret War: Memoir of a World War II Freedom Fighter by Marian S. Mazgaj