Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Poland Alone by Jonathan Walker

Poland was the 'tripwire' that brought Britain into the Second World War, but it was largely the fear of the new Nazi-Soviet Pact rather than the cementing of an old relationship that created the formal alliance. But neither Britain, nor Poland's older ally, France, had the material means to prevent Poland being overrun in 1939. The broadcast, 'Poland is no longer alone' had a distinctly hollow ring. During the next four years the Polish Government in exile and armed forces made a significant contribution to the allied war effort; in return the Polish Home Army received a paltry 600 tons of supplies. Poland Alone focuses on the bloody Warsaw Uprising of 1944, when the Polish Resistance attempted to gain control of their city from the German Army. They expected help from the Allies but received none, and they were left helpless as the Russians moved in. The War ended with over five million Poles dead, three million of whom died in the concentration camps. Jonathan Walker examines whether Britain could have done more to save the Polish people in their crisis year of 1944, dealing with many different aspects such as the actions of the RAF and SOE, the role of Polish Couriers, the failure of British Intelligence and the culpability of the British Press.

Buy Poland Alone by Jonathan Walker from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781862274747
ISBN-10: 1862274746
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Poland Alone by Jonathan Walker

Book Reviews - Poland Alone by Jonathan Walker

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poland Alone book by Jonathan Walker and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is a member of the British Commission for Military History and the author of "Aden Insurgency: The Savage War in South Arabia" and "The Blood Tub: General Gough and the Battle of Bullecourt."

Books By Jonathan Walker

Churchill's Third World War by Jonathan Walker
Paperback, May 2017
Blood Tub by Jonathan Walker
Hardback, March 2015
Aden Insurgency by Jonathan Walker
Paperback, November 2014
Operation Unthinkable by Jonathan Walker
Hardback, September 2013