Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Captain Józef Rzepka (noms de guerre "Krzysztof", "Rekin", "Stefan", "Znicz") was born in 1913 in the village of Bratkowice (now in Rzeszów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship). He graduated from the 1st High School in Rzeszów, then went to Warsaw, to study law at the Warsaw University.During the Polish September Campaign he fought as colonel of the Polish Army, then became a member of Zwiazek Walki Zbrojnej (later: Home Army), in the area of Rzeszów. In the summer of 1944, Rzepka was commandant of the Home Army field forces around Rzeszów, which took part in the Operation Tempest. When Red Army captured Rzeszów, he decided to continue fighting for freedom of Poland. In the night of October 7/8, 1944, Rzepka participated in a failed attempt to free members of the Home Army, which were incarcerated by the NKVD in the Rzeszów castle prison.