- Krystyna, what do you think, an item for KVSM. ? this is a great find Tim and of much value, it shows that these amazing people from the Kresy never gave upMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 28, 2013View Source
Krystyna, what do you think, an item for KVSM. ? this is a great find Tim and of much value, it shows that these amazing people from the Kresy never gave up hope. It gives us a lesson to learn, thank you.
a week or so back i posted about a Mr Panek of Congleton who ate in my
mums cafe and bought tyres from my Dad before they knew each other
well i opened my local paper today to find:
"Glancing Back, 50 years
While in a Russian Prison Camp, Boguslaw Panek Dreamed of having his
own service station in the unlikely event of him surviving death at
the hands of his captors. Since then he has faced death many times and
in many other places, and not only survived but gradually saw his
prison dreams coming true. and tonight (friday), they will be fully
realised with the official opening of his own service station in Silk
If this clipping is of value i can pass it to Eva on the 4th
Mr Panek, was a smartly dressed man, with no family and after all he'd
experienced he was withdrawn and quiet (not rude or aloof) as you
would expect, but one day Dad visited his house to drop off an invoice
and noticed the pictures of Spitfires and made some comment that
revealed a knowledge of them and Polish forces and from then on Mr
Panek warmed to him and became quite chatty, Dad asked how they
stopped the engine cutting out on dives and Mr Panek said "we flew
upside down!" ( so that the g forces forced the petrol through the
carburetor instead of forcing the petrol away from it)
Dad said , "i see you have a Fiat ... (i forgot the model of car).,"
Mr Panek insisted on taking Dad into the showroom and showing him"