Skip to Content
The volunteer: one man, and underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz

The volunteer: one man, and underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz

Fairweather, Jack, author

This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War. In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre - Auschwitz. It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi's terrifying designs. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities to the West, culminating in the mass murder of over a million Jews

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: WH Allen, 2019
Rated
from 1 user

Available at Birch Hill Library, Bracknell Library, Crowthorne Library and Sandhurst Library.

  • Birch Hill Library – One available in Adult Non Fiction 940.5318 FAI

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    54300005135883 Adult Non Fiction 940.5318 FAI Adult Non Fiction Hardback Available
  • Bracknell Library – One available in History 940.5318 FAIR

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    54300005058838 History 940.5318 FAIR Adult Non Fiction Hardback Available
  • Crowthorne Library – One available in Adult Non Fiction 940.5318 FAI

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    54300005135891 Adult Non Fiction 940.5318 FAI Adult Non Fiction Hardback Available
  • Sandhurst Library – One available in War & Weapons 940.5318 FAI

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    54300005135909 War & Weapons 940.5318 FAI Adult Non Fiction Hardback Available
  • Whitegrove Library – In transit

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    54300005058846 War & Weapons 940.5318092 Adult Non Fiction Hardback In transit

Details

Author: Jack Fairweather
ISBN: 0753545160, 9780753545164
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 505 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 25 cm
Subject: Pilecki, Witold, 1901-1948.; Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements Poland.; Auschwitz (Concentration camp)