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The Resource First to fight : the Polish War 1939, Roger Moorhouse

First to fight : the Polish War 1939, Roger Moorhouse

Label
First to fight : the Polish War 1939
Title
First to fight
Title remainder
the Polish War 1939
Statement of responsibility
Roger Moorhouse
Title variation
Polish War 1939
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Second World War began on 1 September 1939, when German tanks, trucks and infantry crossed the Polish border, and the Luftwaffe began bombing Poland's cities. The Polish army fought bravely but could not withstand an attacker superior in numbers and technology; and when the Red Army invaded from the east - as agreed in the pact Hitler had concluded with Stalin - the country's fate was sealed. Poland was the first to fight the German aggressor; it would be the first to suffer the full murderous force of Nazi persecution. By the end of the Second World War, one in five of its people had perished. The Polish campaign is the forgotten story of the Second World War. Despite prefacing many of that conflict's later horrors - the wanton targeting of civilians, indiscriminate bombing and ethnic cleansing - it is little understood, and most of what we think we know about it is Nazi propaganda, such as the myth of Polish cavalry charging German tanks with their lances. In truth, Polish forces put up a spirited defence, in the expectation that they would be assisted by their British and French allies. That assistance never came. First to Fight is the first history of the Polish war for almost half a century. Drawing on letters, memoirs and diaries by generals and politicians, soldiers and civilians from all sides, Roger Moorhouse's dramatic account of the military events is entwined with a tragic human story of courage and suffering, and a dark tale of diplomatic betrayal
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moorhouse, Roger
Dewey number
940.542138
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D765
LC item number
.M66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Poland
Label
First to fight : the Polish War 1939, Roger Moorhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: an unremarkable man -- 'Westerplatte fights on' -- The tyranny of geography -- A frightful futility -- The temerity to resist -- Poland is not yet lost -- Of 'liberators' and absent friends -- Into the arms of death -- Impenitent thieves -- To end on a battlefield -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847924612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1108710545
  • (OCoLC)1108710545
Label
First to fight : the Polish War 1939, Roger Moorhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: an unremarkable man -- 'Westerplatte fights on' -- The tyranny of geography -- A frightful futility -- The temerity to resist -- Poland is not yet lost -- Of 'liberators' and absent friends -- Into the arms of death -- Impenitent thieves -- To end on a battlefield -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847924612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1108710545
  • (OCoLC)1108710545

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