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Eagle Unbowed

Poland And The Poles In The Second World War

Eagle Unbowed - Kochanski, Halik - ISBN: 9781846143588
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback
Genre: Moderne geschiedenis (1870-heden)
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Beschrijving

In Halik Kochanski's extraordinary book, the untold story of Poland and the Poles in the Second World War is finally heard.

By almost every measure the fate of the inhabitants of Poland was the most terrible of any group in the Second World War.

Following the destruction of its armed forces in the autumn of 1939, the Republic of Poland was partitioned between Nazi and Soviet forces and officially ceased to exist. As the war progressed millions of Poles were killed, with each phase unleashing a further round, from the industrialised genocide of Treblinka to the crushing of the Warsaw Rising.

Polish Jews were all to be murdered and Christians reduced to a semi-literate slave class. This powerful and original new book is perhaps the most important 'missing' work on the whole conflict, describing both the fate of those trapped within occupied Poland and of the millions of Poles who were able to escape.

Details

Titel: Eagle Unbowed
auteur: Kochanski, Halik
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 768
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
NUR: Moderne geschiedenis (1870-heden)
Afmetingen: 196 x 130 x 34
Gewicht: 546 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781846143588
Intern nummer: 20992519

Biografie (woord)

Halik Kochanski read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford and then completed a PhD at King's College London. She has taught at both King's College London and University College London and presented papers to a number of military history conferences. She has written a number of articles and is the author of Sir Garnet Wolseley: Victorian Hero (1999). She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has been a member of the councils of the Army Records Society and Society for Army Historical Research and remains a member of both societies. She is also a member of the British Commission for Military History and the Institute for Historical Research. She is currently a judge for the Templer Medal book prize.

Recensie

Poland's war was so terrible as to almost defy summary ... this book is opinionated, fluid and forceful

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