Greetings and thank you for the review. I would just like to take this opportunity to clear up a few outstanding matters.
There are 3 main works concerning the 14 Galician Division and not 2.
My own, To Battle
Galicia Division by Michael Orest Logusz
On the Horns of a Dilema by Taras Hunczak.
My father was with the Divsion - he was conscripted in 1944. Logusz's father was also with the division and Hunczak although not strictly with the division, was a member of the 'Juniaky' or Ukrainian youth who served as anti-aircraft auxilliaries. So we all have a similar link.
Next, I welcome the criticisms that you have made. When I wrote the book my objective was to use as much previoulsy unpublished material as possible. Whilst I was very keen on using first hand accounts of veterans of the division, finding people willing to cooperate was a tall order, and when I did their memory was not always accurate. I also agree that the political aspect of this divsion is a fairly complex issue.
I have therefore decided to write a second book about the Divsion. This time I will limit the political aspect and the mechanations which took place prior to the Division's formation - and concentrate more on its combat engagements. I hope to use more and extended first hand accounts as well as new photos and illustrations of pesonal documents.
I learned a great deal from my first effort, and hope that I can put this to good use in my forthcoming project.
I always welcome comments and criticisms good or bad and am always happy to take advice from anyone who has anything useful to contribute