This book features the most interesting fragments of the “Russian Winter” text, which Bryan worked on. It is the first publication of such long fragments of that text, accompanied with the photographic documentation of his travel in Poland and the USSR at the turn of 1946 and 1947.
Julien Bryan was an American photographer, filmmaker, and documentarian. He was accredited as the only foreign correspondent in Warsaw during World War II. He arrived in the city on 7 September 1939 through the border with Romania and stay in the bombed Polish capital for two weeks. Bryan is known for documenting the daily life in Poland, Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany between 1935 and 1939, in the leadup to and early days of the Second World War.
His documentary film Siege reported on Poland’s defense of its capital against Nazi Germany in September 1939. He was honored with Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej” (“Merit for Polish culture”) during his last visit in Poland (1974) for showing the truth about the Invasion of Poland.