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Zenon
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:32 am      Post subject: Article: I am Australian. Of Polish Descent.
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Article: I am Australian. Of Polish Descent.

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NancyM
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:25 pm      Post subject:
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Ted, thank you for sharing this story with us. Part 1 is very compelling, and I hope you do not make us wait very long for the rest.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:18 pm      Post subject:
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Part 2 has already been posted, and it is equally captivating. I cannot imagine living through all the events that you describe. Thank you again.

ps. and part 3?
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Zenon
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:07 am      Post subject:
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The part 3 The COMMOS STRIKE is already on-line

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:05 am      Post subject:
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Thanks for part 3! I have a question... what is "COMMOS" ?
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:26 pm      Post subject:
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Ted answered me that "commos" is Australian slang for communists ... we called them "commies" here in the US.

hmmm, so how did Ted get from Poland to Australia? I am looking forward to part 4.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:57 am      Post subject: The story of my life - pt. IV
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Part IV on-line WHAT??? …. AUSTRALIA??? THERE ARE HARDLY ANY PEOPLE THERE!!


Ted, Thank you soooo very much for sharing your life story with us. Yours is a different story, compared to most that I've read; people involved in the military battles, held in prisons, and the death camps. I have enjoyed learning about another aspect of how poles lived and survived the war. I was not aware that some forced labor was on farms. Indeed , you were fortunate, considering the whole situation.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:46 am      Post subject:
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Tad is in Australia already!

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:42 pm      Post subject: LIFE AS A FORCED LABOURER IN GERMANY
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James,
I very much appreciate your comments about my life story. I hope that it will continue to be of interest as you read further.

Yes, I was definitely one of the lucky ones because the German farmer was not a Nazi sympathiser. On the contrary, he was a staunch Catholic and hated Nazis.

But some of the other farmers were the opposite and the labourers did experience very harsh treatment.

In fact, the Bishop of Munster made a strong stand against the Nazi movement and was almost executed. I read that the only reason his life was spared was because Hitler was concerned about repercussions from the large Catholic community in that area.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:38 am      Post subject:
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Part 6: Burrinjuck Dam Disaster.

If you want to be informed automatically about new messages you can subscribe to RSS channel technology we implemented in our Forum only yesterday (look at the small icons at the bottom of the website). You can subscribe to the whole Forum or to the specific topics only (for example this one - Article: The Story of My Life). I will soon write more about how to take advantage of RSS functionalities on our website in What, Why, How...? category.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:01 pm      Post subject:
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Part 7: The Characters Downunder

and... new pictures in part 3 and 4 Smile
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:31 pm      Post subject:
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Hi Tad (or, should it be Ted),

Your story continues to fascinate me. You certainly know how to tell a good story, have you done other writing? And thanks for adding the pictures.

I looked up "flying fox" and "skip" ... Wikipedia had a good explanation of flying fox, which led me to zip-line ... Shocked

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_fox_(cablecar)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip-line

more, please!
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:36 am      Post subject:
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Part 8 is online...

Part VIII: FAMILY UNCOVERED! After 62 years...

And we will be working together on the next part Smile
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:34 am      Post subject:
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NancyM wrote:
Hi Tad (or, should it be Ted),

Your story continues to fascinate me. You certainly know how to tell a good story, have you done other writing? And thanks for adding the pictures.

I looked up "flying fox" and "skip" ... Wikipedia had a good explanation of flying fox, which led me to zip-line ... Shocked

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_fox_(cablecar)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip-line

more, please!

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