Armies in Exile

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David R. Stefancic
East European Monographs, 2005 - History - 231 pages

This book presents a new perspective on the Polish struggle for freedom and independence. It examines three historical periods -- the Napoleonic Wars, World War I, and World War II -- when Poles were forced to fight in other nations' armies to defend a Poland that seemed lost to history. Stefanic considers how Poland survived even though aggressive neighbors has eliminated it from the map.

Stefancic's essays provide a general overview of each period and examines specific events. He addresses such questions as how the soldiers' maintained their national identity while serving in a foreign army and the ways in which they related to foreign cultures.

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David R. Stefancic is associate professor of history at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

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