No Greater Ally

The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II

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An in-depth history of the Polish soldiers who served in World War 2, with previously unpublished first-hand accounts and rare photographs.

There is a chapter of World War II history that remains largely untold; the monumental struggles of an entire nation have been forgotten, and even intentionally obscured. This book gives a full overview of Poland's participation in World War II. Following their valiant but doomed defence of Poland in 1939, members of the Polish armed forces fought with the Allies wherever and however they could.

Full of previously unpublished accounts, and rare photographs, this title provides a detailed analysis of the devastation the war brought to Poland, and the final betrayal when, having fought for freedom for six long years, Poland was handed to the Soviet Union.

Table of Contents


1 The Dawn of Darkness: Prelude to World War II
2 French Misfortunes: The Phony War and the Defense of France
3 Everything Was in Secret: The Underground War
4 On Wings of Eagles: The Polish Air Force
5 Warriors from a Wasteland: The Birth of the Polish 2nd Corps
6 A Bloody Job Well Done: 1st Armored Division
7 A Bridge Not Far Enough: The 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade
8 Poles Under Soviet Command: Berling's Army
9 Glory and Heartbreak: The Warsaw Uprising, 1944
10 For your Freedom: A Costly Victory for Poland

Further Reading

Product details

Published Dec 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781780962221
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 75 b/w
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Kenneth K. Koskodan

Ken Koskodan graduated from Michigan State Univers…


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