"I am from an old Polish family (hence
the very long surname), but I write as "Mike Subritzky", and consider myself
a Kiwi (New Zealander)."
FOR THE RECORD:
Name: Mike Subritzky
Location: New Zealand
Background: Born in Kati Kati,
New Zealand, from an old Polish noble family (enobled Poland 1495).
Retired professional soldier. Captain. Served in the Royal New Zealand
Navy, Royal New Zealand Artillery, Royal New Zealand Air Force, US Navy-Task
Force 43 Antarctica, Polish (Independent) Reserve Brigade. 13 Tours
of Duty. New Zealand War Poet. Numerous published papers, documents,
articles and poems in a wide variety of media; a dozen books on a variety
of subjects and, The Subritzky Legend (Heritage Press,1990) - Official
New Zealand Sesqui Centenial Project, The Vietnam Scrapbook "The Second
ANZAC Adventure" (Three Feathers, 1995), History of the Polish Government
(in exile) 1939-1990 (Three Feathers, 1996). Nominated for New Zealand
Book of the Year Awards 1996; named Book of the Quarter by Texas State
University April - June 1998; honoured by the NZ ex-Vietnam Services Association
by having a copy of his book The Vietnam Scrapbook "The Second ANZAC Adventure"
laid at the Vietnam War Memorial "Wall" in Washington D.C.during the 1997
pilgrimage; awarded the American Vietnam Veterans (honourary) Distinguished
Service Medal 1997, citation "for his contribution to all veterans of the
Asian conflict and immortalising the Vietnam Veterans of New Zealand for
all time". Most recent project, assisted with the official New Zealand
Millennium Television Series "Our People - Our Century"TVNZ, 2000.
Leisure: The study of Eastern European
heraldry and chivalry, collecting old silver.