Rotmistrz The true story of a Polish cavalry officer during World War II.
Chapter 1 : Do broni ! September 1, 1939, Germany invades Poland. Polish cavalry lieutenant Kazimierz Duda is second in command of a horse reconnaissance platoon. On a mission in southern Poland, the platoon witnesses the arrival of German and Slovak troops. Constant bombings, massacre of civilians, the Polish armies resist with all their strength against the invaders. Following the death of his captain, Kazimierz takes command of his unit and continues the fight. The unwavering courage of the Polish soldiers slowed the advance of the enemy forces, but on September 17 the Soviet army attacked Poland.
Graphic novel - 116 pages - French - 20 € English text version sent by email on demand Ⓒ Nereiah Editions - 2018
Hi, my grandfather was also in the 9th Regiment of Lesser Poland Uhlans at the start of the war. While he didn't say much about his life during the war or before it to my mother, I have found some information. Mainly that he was taken prisoner in the area of Dabrowa (some Polish researchers more or less identified that the actual battle took place just north of Wolka Weglowa) on the date of the battle (September 19th 1939). Would it be possible for you to check if Kaziemierz Duda mentioned a "Kazimierz Janowski" anywhere in his archives of the period? My grandfather's profession at the time was Barber (if that'll help).