The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

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Harvard University Press, Nov 13, 2012 - History - 783 pages
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World War II gripped Poland as it did no other country. Invaded by Germany and the USSR, it was occupied from the first day of war to the last, and then endured 44 years behind the Iron Curtain while its wartime partners celebrated their freedom. The Eagle Unbowed tells, for the first time, the story of Poland’s war in its entirety and complexity.
 

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Very impressed with this book. Even though I am well versed in WWII history, I find I really had no idea of the extent of the Polish suffering, which was, as the author notes, the longest -lasting of ... Read full review

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This is a good book, which has many details describing fate of the Poles outside Poland.

Contents

1 The Rebirth of Poland
1
2 Polish Foreign Policy 19201939
34
3 The September 1939 Campaign
59
4 The German and Soviet Occupation of Poland to June 1941
94
5 Exile in the Soviet Union
136
6 Escape from the Soviet Union
163
7 Polands Contribution to the Allied War Effort 19401943
204
8 Polish Noncombatants Outside Poland 19391945
237
The Retreat of the Germans and the Advance of the Red Army
384
The Inconvenient Ally
434
15 Fighting under British Command 19431945
464
16 The End of the War
499
17 The Aftermath of the War
532
18 The Final Chapter
579
Order of Battle of the Polish Army 19391945
593
Principal Polish Personalities
604

Occupied Poland 19411943
257
10 The Holocaust 19411943
291
11 Sikorskis Diplomacy 19411943
325
12 Threats to the Standing of the Polish GovernmentinExile and the Polish Underground Authorities
358
Notes
625
Bibliography
694
Index
717
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Halik Kochanski has taught at both King s College London and University College London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History.

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