The Man Who Dodged Death – Fringe by the Sea
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The Man Who Dodged Death

Thursday 8th August 2024
Masterclass Tent, Lodge Grounds


Caught Between Nazis and Soviets, Stanley Kulik was a man who dodged death. After the Russian occupation of Poland, Stan, then aged 15, was deported to the Soviet gulag. If you didn’t work, you didn’t eat. Following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, he was released from the gulag and spent months travelling on his own through central Asia. Still a teenager, he finally reached Iraq, where he worked in a camp which processed refugees. Too young to join up, the Army faked his age and he was then taken by ship via India to Great Britain, where he joined up with the Polish Parachute Brigade in Scotland. He was then dropped at Arnhem, in Operation Market Garden, where he found himself trapped behind enemy lines. Only the Dutch underground might be able to help him avoid capture by the Nazis. Local author Nicholas Kinloch tells his story.

‘From the Soviet Gulag to Arnhem’ will be available to purchase at the event from our book seller Night Owl Books.

Books can also be pre-ordered from Night Owl Books HERE

Nicholas will be available for a (time-limited) book signing after the event.

This is a seated event (unreserved).

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

The Masterclass Tent venue is wheelchair accessible.

If you have questions about accessibility please find more information here  or contact