The Defence of Grodno 1939, translated by Jerzy Giebułtowski, text Tomasz Robaczewski, drawings Hubert Ronek, historical insert and consultation Tomasz Łabuszewski, Warsaw 2019, 40 pp., ISBN 978-83-8098-798-2 [The Wartime Odyssey of Antek Srebrny 1939-1944, part 1.]
When we first meet him, Antek Srebrny is only 14 years old, a boy scout in Grodno. Ever since the outbreak of World War II, he and his friends have been preparing to fight the Germans. And yet he is fated to confront another fatal enemy of Poland - the Soviets. Like many of his peers, he takes part in defending his home town of Grodno against the invading Red Army. This is not the only danger that lies in wait for him. He is followed by the mysterious Mr X. Will Antek survive the street fighting against the Red Army? Who will help him confront dangerous Mr X? What does the date 10 February 1940 mean for Antek and his family? Find out in Part One of the Wartime Odyssey of Antek Srebrny, The Defence of Grodno 1939.