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Zespó "4R" Przedstawia: Solidarno - 500 Pierwszych DNI. Wydanie II. [Team 4R Presents Solidarity - The First 500 Days. Second Run]
Wydawnictwo Kurs, [No place], 1984. Quarto. Stapled illustrated newsprint self- wrappers. 16 pp. Illustrateds. Cover slightly stained else near fine. The first Polish underground comic, it tells the story of the first 500 days of "Solidarity." Created by Wojciech Starzy ski and Andrzej Witwicki, written by Janowi Markowi Owsi skiemu, and drawn by Jacek Fedorowicz. The comic became very popular in Poland and also outside the country and had several editions in 1984. The work wasn't published officially until 1989. This is the second run or issue with some variations including a drawn list of the characters on the rear cover, and indicating the number of pages. The action begins on August 7, 1980, with the dismissal of Anna Walentynowicz, the event which ignited the strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gda sk, set off a wave of strikes in Poland, and led to the establishment of "Solidarno ci" (Solidarity), the first independent trade union in the Soviet Bloc that was not controlled by a communist party and later it had a crucial role in the peaceful transition of the communist Poland into the parliamentary democracy. The cofounder and leader of movement was Lech Wa sa, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and served as the first popularly elected President of Poland from 1990 to 1995. Exceptionally uncommon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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