Trail of Hope

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Opis: Trail of Hope - Norman Davies

Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as 'social criminals' by Stalin's regime, and those rounded up by sheer chance were all sent 'to see the Great White Bear'. However, with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa just two years later, Russia and the Allied powers found themselves on the same side once more. Turning to those that it had previously deemed 'undesirable', Russia sought to raise a Polish army from the men, women and children that it had imprisoned within its labour camps. In this remarkable work, renowned historian Professor Norman Davies draws from years of meticulous research to recount the compelling story of this unit, the Polish II Corps or 'Anders Army', and their exceptional journey from the Gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with previously unpublished photographs and first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique visual and written record of one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II.Introduction I. Origins of the Polish Army in the USSR II. Russia III. Central Asia IV. Growth and Consolidation of the Anders Army V. Evacuation from the USSR VI. Iran, 1942-43 VII. The Carpathian Brigade VIII. Iraq, 1943 IX. Who were the Andersowcy? X. Civilian Diaspora: Africa/India/Teheran Children/Mexico/NZ XI. Palestine XII. 'Anders Aliyah' XIII. General Sikorski's Last Mission, June-July 1943 XIV. Egypt XV. The Italian Campaign: to Monte Cassino (May 1944) XVI. Wojtek the Bear XVII. Battle of Ancona XVIII. War's End, 1945 XIX. Britain: End of the Trail XX. Retrospect: Historiography, Films, Museum, Memoirs, Internet


Szczegóły: Trail of Hope - Norman Davies

Tytuł: Trail of Hope
Autor: Norman Davies
Producent: Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781472816030
Rok produkcji: 2015
Ilość stron: 600
Oprawa: Twarda
Waga: 0.57 kg


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Trail of Hope

Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as 'social criminals' by Stalin's regime, and those rounded up by sheer chance were all sent 'to see the Great White Bear'. However, with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa just two years later, Russia and the Allied powers found themselves on the same side once more. Turning to those that it had previously deemed 'undesirable', Russia sought to raise a Polish army from the men, women and children that it had imprisoned within its labour camps. In this remarkable work, renowned historian Professor Norman Davies draws from years of meticulous research to recount the compelling story of this unit, the Polish II Corps or 'Anders Army', and their exceptional journey from the Gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with previously unpublished photographs and first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique visual and written record of one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II.Introduction I. Origins of the Polish Army in the USSR II. Russia III. Central Asia IV. Growth and Consolidation of the Anders Army V. Evacuation from the USSR VI. Iran, 1942-43 VII. The Carpathian Brigade VIII. Iraq, 1943 IX. Who were the Andersowcy? X. Civilian Diaspora: Africa/India/Teheran Children/Mexico/NZ XI. Palestine XII. 'Anders Aliyah' XIII. General Sikorski's Last Mission, June-July 1943 XIV. Egypt XV. The Italian Campaign: to Monte Cassino (May 1944) XVI. Wojtek the Bear XVII. Battle of Ancona XVIII. War's End, 1945 XIX. Britain: End of the Trail XX. Retrospect: Historiography, Films, Museum, Memoirs, Internet

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Szczegóły: Trail of Hope - Norman Davies

Tytuł: Trail of Hope
Autor: Norman Davies
Producent: Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781472816030
Rok produkcji: 2015
Ilość stron: 600
Oprawa: Twarda
Waga: 0.57 kg


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