Cover: The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War, from Harvard University PressCover: The Eagle Unbowed in HARDCOVER

The Eagle Unbowed

Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £27.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674068148

Publication: November 2012

Trade

784 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 halftones, 8 maps

United States and its dependencies only

  • List of Illustrations*
  • List of Maps**
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Definitions of Poland and the Poles
  • Guide to Polish Pronunciation
  • Preface
  • 1. The Rebirth of Poland
  • 2. Polish Foreign Policy, 1920–1939
  • 3. The September 1939 Campaign
  • 4. The German and Soviet Occupation of Poland to June 1941
  • 5. Exile in the Soviet Union
  • 6. Escape from the Soviet Union
  • 7. Poland’s Contribution to the Allied War Effort, 1940–1943
  • 8. Polish Non-combatants Outside Poland, 1939–1945
  • 9. The Dark Years: Occupied Poland, 1941–1943
  • 10. The Holocaust, 1941–1943
  • 11. Sikorski’s Diplomacy, 1941–1943
  • 12. Threats to the Standing of the Polish Government-in-Exile and the Polish Underground Authorities
  • 13. The Polish Dilemma: The Retreat of the Germans and the Advance of the Red Army
  • 14. Poland: The Inconvenient Ally
  • 15. Fighting under British Command, 1943–1945
  • 16. The End of the War
  • 17. The Aftermath of the War
  • 18. The Final Chapter
  • Appendix 1: Order of Battle of the Polish Army, 1939–1945
  • Appendix 2: Principal Polish Personalities
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • 1. Annual commemoration of Piłsudski’s counteroffensive
    • 2. Troops from the Warsaw garrison after the surrender
    • 3. German troops taking down Polish government symbols
    • 4. Soviet troops marching through Wilno
    • 5. A column of Jews guarded by German soldiers is marched through the streets of Warsaw
    • 6. Polish POWs doing reconstruction work
    • 7. Sikorski, Zaleski and Raczyński
    • 8. Polish refugees in Rumania
    • 9. Raczyński, Sikorski, Churchill, Zaleski and Attlee signing the agreement between Poland and the United Kingdom
    • 10. Clementine and Winston Churchill and Sikorski in Fife
    • 11. Antoni Głowacki with a fellow pilot during the Battle of Britain
    • 12. Polish Army howitzer training exercise
    • 13. The footbridge connecting the ‘Small Ghetto’ to the ‘Large Ghetto’ in Warsaw
    • 14. Raid on the Warsaw Ghetto
    • 15. Polish refugees from the Soviet Union in Iran
    • 16. General Władysław Anders and Sikorski
    • 17. Starving Poles on arrival in Iran
    • 18. Orphaned Polish boys on PE parade in Palestine
    • 19. The site of the Katyń massacre
    • 20. The Warsaw ghetto uprising
    • 21. The Warsaw ghetto uprising
    • 22. Tanks of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in Normandy
    • 23. Troops of the 3rd Carpathian Rifles Division at Monte Cassino
    • 24. Scene at Majdanek after Soviet liberation
    • 25. General Berling and members of the Polish Committee of National Liberation
    • 26. Troops of the Armia Krajowa with captured Germans
    • 27. Funeral of an AK soldier
    • 28. General Tadeusz ‘Bór’ Komorowski
    • 29. Soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division after liberating Breda
    • 30. Polish and Soviet women slave-workers in Germany
    • 31. Polish male prisoners at Dachau after liberation
    • 32. Thousands of Polish troops aboard SS Banfora at Tilbury Docks
  • ** Maps:
    • 1. The Second Polish Republic, 1922–1939
    • 2. The Pre-war Republic showing the Curzon Line and Curzon Line B
    • 3. The German and Soviet Invasions of Poland
    • 4. The Division of Poland between Germany and the Soviet Union
    • 5. Poland Post-Barbarossa
    • 6. Principal Extermination and Concentration Camps
    • 7. The Warsaw Uprising
    • 8. Poland in 1945 with Territorial Losses and Gains