Between Two Evils: The World War II Memoir of a Girl in by Lucyna B. Radlo

By Lucyna B. Radlo

This brilliant memoir describes the author's stories as younger lady in Poland, compelled to escape to Warsaw after the Nazi bombing of Brest on the outbreak of global conflict II. She recounts the realities of existence in occupied Poland, together with the arrest through the Gestapo of her father and his dying quickly after in Auschwitz, the family's participation within the black marketplace and the Warsaw rebellion, and her seize and incarceration together with her mom in a compelled exertions camp. as soon as published from the camp, they joined their Russian family in Austria merely to quick go away with them to prevent coming near near Soviet forces, experiencing a month-long, usually comical trip on an ox-driven cart again to the U.S. region of Germany.

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The clipper bow and raked funnel cap are particularly distinctive. Note also the considerable additional flak armament, on the roof of turrets ‘Bruno’ and ‘Caesar’ as well as on the foredeck and quarterdeck. 2 Prinz Eugen in plan view. The basic layout remains the same as for Admiral Hipper and Blücher but, as this plan view clearly shows, her decks are liberally peppered with light flak gun positions. The large swastika emblems painted on her foredeck as aerial recognition symbols were later painted out.

On 1 August 1940, almost exactly two years after her launch, she was finally commissioned into the Kriegsmarine. The remaining months of 1940 were spent on trials in the Baltic. Gunnery training took up the first few weeks of 1941 before the 37 cruiser went back into dry dock for last-minute modifications and improvements. In April, Prinz Eugen returned to the Baltic, this time to carry out training manoeuvres along with the battleship Bismarck. The cruiser had been selected to accompany Bismarck on a commerce raid into the Atlantic.

Prinz Eugen in her ‘Baltic’ camouflage, sported until departing from Norway on her fateful voyage with the Bismarck. Note the darker paint on the bow section, the white false bow wave and the black/white angular disruptive stripes further back along the hull. A disruptive scheme has also been painted on her forward turrets. A shot of the galley on Prinz Eugen as one of the cooks prepares a soup or stew. 3cm 4, 5–6 anti-aircraft 46, E fire control and rangefinders 8–9, 8, 11, 14, 15, 38, 44, 45–6, B–D flak 12, 14, 46, E flak platforms 15 layout 44, D Hipper, Adm.

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