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Armies in exile : the Polish struggle for nation and nationalism

Author: David R Stefancic
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : East European Monographs ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2005.
Series: East European monographs, 667.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through three historical periods -- the Napoleonic Wars, World War I, and World War II -- Poles were forced to fight in other nations' armies to defend a Poland that had been erased from the map.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Stefancic
ISBN: 0880335653 9780880335652
OCLC Number: 61878925
Description: 320 pages.
Contents: I. Introduction / David Stefancic --
II. Napoleonic era. The Polish military in the Napoleonic era / John Stanley. At a gallop : the charge at SomoSierra (1808) / David Stefancic --
III. World War I. The militarization of the discourse of Polish politics and the Legion movement of the First World War / M.B. Biskupski. Pilsudski's Polish Legions : the formation of a national army without a nation state / David Stefancic. The Polish Army in France / Joseph Hapak --
IV. World War II. Polish military in exile : political and strategic goals / Alfred Peszke. Poles in Scotland / Alan Carswell. Polish military aviation / Alfred Peszke.
Series Title: East European monographs, 667.
Responsibility: edited by David R. Stefancic.

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