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Poland Alone: Britain, SOE and the Collapse of the Polish Resistance 1944

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Poland was the 'tripwire' that brought Britain into the Second World War but neither Britain, nor Poland's older ally, France, had the material means to prevent Poland being overrun. 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 Allie ...more
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Published August 1st 2011 by History Press (SC) (first published September 1st 2008)
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Sharon
This is a captivating account of the betrayal of Poland. I read this book in part because I wanted to better understand Christina Granville's experience in the SOE. In the account of her life as a resistance fighter, I was puzzled by the Allies standing by while Warsaw burned. This book makes it clear that letting Poland go down the tubes was the intention of the Allies all along.

Poland Alone is a must-read for anyone interested in WWII. Jonathan Walker gives a reasoned, in-depth view of the fai
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Anna
One of that books on history of Poland every foreigner should read. Author showed Poland standing practically alone in fight against Germany and Soviet Russia. I don't underestimate British help in taking in Polish soldiers and giving them a place to stay. But comparing efforts - Poles were fighting on every possible frontline in WW2 - Allies could do more.
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