Garlinski, Jozef.


1st ed., 1969. 248 pp., photo-plates + 3 maps. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. Because Poland was attacked by Hitler in connivance with Stalin, her situation in the Second World War was unique, for, despite the fact that in the second phase of the war Russia joined the Allied camp, she never really ceased to be Poland’s enemy. This may be the reason why, when Warsaw rose against the Germans, Stalin not only held his armies back at the outskirts of the city, he even forbade Allied aircraft to land on Polish soil. This book discusses objectively the difficulties encountered by Poland as a result of this situation. It tells of the work of the Polish underground army and its co-operation with SOE in providing intelligence of German movements – plans for attacking Russia and experiments with V2 rockets. It also gives special attention to the Warsaw Rising and the political and military problems connected with it. Scarce in dust-jacket.

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