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Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM By Halik Kochanski

The Second World War gripped Poland as it did no other country in Europe Invaded by both Germany and the Soviet Union, it remained under occupation by foreign armies from the first day of the war to the last The conflict was brutal, as Polish armies battled the enemy on four different fronts It was on Polish soil that the architects of the Final Solution assembled theirThe Second World War gripped Poland as it did no other country in Europe Invaded by both Germany and the Soviet Union, it remained under occupation by foreign armies from the first day of the war to the last The conflict was brutal, as Polish armies battled the enemy on four different fronts It was on Polish soil that the architects of the Final Solution assembled their most elaborate network of extermination camps, culminating in the deliberate destruction of millions of lives, including three million Polish Jews In The Eagle Unbowed, Halik Kochanski tells, for the first time, the story of Poland s war in its entirety, a story that captures both the diversity and the depth of the lives of those who endured its horrors.Most histories of the European war focus on the Allies determination to liberate the continent from the fascist onslaught Yet the good war looks quite different when viewed from Lodz or Krakow than from London or Washington, D.C Poland emerged from the war trapped behind the Iron Curtain, and it would be nearly a half century until Poland gained the freedom that its partners had secured with the defeat of Hitler Rescuing the stories of those who died and those who vanished, those who fought and those who escaped, Kochanski deftly reconstructs the world of wartime Poland in all its complexity from collaboration to resistance, from expulsion to exile, from Warsaw to Treblinka The Eagle Unbowed provides in a single volume the first truly comprehensive account of one of the most harrowing periods in modern history.
  • Title: The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
  • Author: Halik Kochanski
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  • Page: 448
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Paul Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Recently published here in the UK and soon to be followed in the USA. This is a big mighty tome and worth its weight in gold. This is a very comprehensive history of Poland and her people during the WW2. She pulls no punches when she brings in the September Campaign and then how the Soviet joined the war in support of Nazi Germany and how they divided the country between them. This book examines all parts of Polish history and shines lights in to the darker parts some people would prefer not to [...]
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Manray9 Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Thorough, complete and instructive. Highly recommended.
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Mikey B. Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Page 536 (my book): “A war begun in the defence of the inviolability and independence of Poland has ended with the deprivation of Polish independence and the placing of the country under the rule of a foreign power.”This book traces the sad history of Poland during World War II. No country suffered more than Poland, which faced, at the beginning, two occupations by Germany and the Soviet Union, then Germany from 1941- 44, and at wars’ end that of the Soviet Union. In a very real sense Pola [...]
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Jenny Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Bracing myself to yet again try to gain more knowledge and understanding of the lives of my parents and why I was born in Australia so far away from the homes of my ancestors.Yet again I am reading with tears in my eyes. As Halik Kochanski relates the story of what happened to Poles (my father, Jan) and Belorussians (my mother, Alexandra) I think of my grandmothers, my grandfathers and other relatives of whom I know nothing.My parents could not speak of their experience of WW2 - I only know they [...]
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Danusha Goska Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
In my work on the Brute Polak stereotype, I attempt to explain why so many otherwise Politically Correct people, who find stereotyping of African Americans, homosexuals, and women to be utterly beyond the pale, feel free to engage in the most egregious stereotyping of Poles. One justification for anti-Polish stereotyping: "Poles have not suffered." Others have suffered, and they must be shielded from verbal assault. Poles, on the other hand, have not suffered, and deserve no such protection. Pol [...]
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Elizabeth Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Finished at last! My gosh that was horrible. A real review will come tomorrow (if I can remember that it)
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Kirk Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Allow me to explain what led me to The Eagle Unbowed. First and foremost, I am mostly Polish and I have always had an interest in history. In high school and college (majored in History) the most I ever learned of Poland was that it was partitioned several times in the 18th and 19th centuries, and that it was invaded by Germany in September, 1939. Clearly, there was a lot of history there that I'd been missing out on. By the time I graduated I was so burnt-out on history that I never dug any fur [...]
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Kevin Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Every student of history knows, generally, what happened to the Polish people during WWII, but this is one of those situations where, when you read a 600 page book dedicated to the subject, it turns out to be so much worse than you thought. From relocation to political missteps, countless atrocities to their war contributions, the westward shifting of their borders to more relocations, Halik Kochanski does a superb job of bringing together the whole of the Polish experience during the Second Wor [...]
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Anntonette Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Horror story, history, expose, explanation and cautionary tale. Also, completely true, impeccably researched and documented.
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Andrew Davis Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
One of the best books on history of Poland during the Second World War. Addresses a number of issues from different perspectives. Quotes Churchill's reaction to the Katyn murder of Polish officers: "if they are dead nothing you can do will bring them back" (page 343). However, on the whole it portrays Churchill as an advocate of Polish people, a man of high moral principles and most human of the allied troika. Among many examples of objective addressing of Polish history are an explanation why t [...]
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Matthew Griffiths Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
A excellent documenting of the incredibly important role that the poles played in the various theatres of World War 2. I will initially confess that prior to reading this of knowing only really about the fierce defence that the poles enacted after the invasion of Poland and their role in the battle of Britain, I had no idea of the importance that they played on the eastern front and particularly at Monte Cassino. This book covers a great deal in its pages and for a fascinating account of a lesse [...]
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Dan Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
The book covers a part of the Second World War that gets short shrift. Some of the backroom dealings I knew about (the BBC series "World War Two: Behind Closed Doors" and the Black Book of Communism talk about how the British sold out the Poles and cover Katyn).The book jumps around a bit, which can be difficult to follow. However, given the area the Poles were scattered over and what was going on, I'm not sure there is a better way to organize the material.
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Philip Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
This is a great book. I think most folks know the bits anecdotally, but this puts the whole World War II experience in context. And it is horrendous. The Poles suffered hugely, especially but not limited to their Jewish population. And the politics of the Allies, Britain, US, and the Soviet Union are daunting and sad. A great book.
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Jianghengqiang Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
#引言《不折之鹰》是英国历史学家哈莉克·科汉斯基2012年出版的一本历史著作。本书主要讲述了二战期间波兰的人民所蒙受的苦难和所做出的抗争。先说苦难,二战期间波兰人口损折600万人,占到战前人口的1/6。再说抗争,波兰流亡政府组建了第1军、第2军、喀尔巴千旅;波兰地下政府组建了国家军;苏联方面组建了波兰第1集团军和第2集团军。他们在南线、西线、东线打击德 [...]
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Kaiser_matias Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
A comprehensive look at Poland and the Polish people throughout the Second World War. Kochanski examines every aspect of the topic, not just being limited to the territory of Poland itself, but the experience of the Poles who were either exiled or escaped to fight during the war. Considerable attention is given to these groups, particularly the Anders Army and the Poles fighting out of the UK. She also notes the political dimensions that the Poles faced, mainly how the government-in-exile intera [...]
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Czarny Pies Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War is an outstanding academic work of synthesis history that presents a single narrative that will address all the questions that individuals of Polish descent living in the English speaking world might have about what happened Poland during WWII. Its appeal to those without a personal connection through ancestry, marriage or friendship to Poland will be considerably less.For myself the greatest value of The Eagle Unbowed is the thorou [...]
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Stephen Graham Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
A reasonably even-handed narrative history of Poland and the Poles in the Second World War. Kochanski does focus primarily on the actions of the London Poles and the allied underground movement in Poland. Coverage is given to the Soviet-backed Lublin movement and the associated military forces. More depth on this side would seem merited, as this is the government that wound up in control of Poland in the post-war era. Kochanski is critical of the London government and its inability to respond to [...]
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Rob McWilliams Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Kochanski’s book, surely, contains everything the general reader will ever want to know about Poland and the Poles in the Second World War – invasion (by Germany and Russia); occupation; exile; fighting under the British and the Russians; the Holocaust; the risings; and the final inexorable establishment of Soviet domination. The book is readable even through the dullest political passages, although I would have liked to have learned more about the main actors as people – Anders, Sikorski, [...]
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Chris Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
An extraordinarily well research and clear account of Poland's tragic history thought and after world war 2. Subject to merciless subjugation by first the Germans and the Soviets, then the Germans alone, and finally the Soviets again, the author takes us through the magnitude of the atrocities that this country suffered throughout the war at the hands of their two conquerors. An important book to more fully understand the terrible war in the East, but helps put into historical context the presen [...]
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Andrew Helms Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Fantastic book about Poland during World War II. It is absolutely astounding the suffering that took place in Poland and surrounding Central/Eastern Europe during this period and during the Soviet period of domination following the war.The book is extremely well written, and while certainly more detailed than a common reader would desire, well worth the effort to finish and gain a well-rounded perspective of the World War II period.
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Alex Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Good account of the political and military groups who tried to keep Poland's independence alive during WWII, first from Germany and later the Soviet Union. The parts that dealt with the experiences of Poles deported to the USSR after the partition was interesting, as was the parts dealing with post V-E Poland.
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Tomlikeslife Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
What a depressing book. The Poles suffering during the 2nd World War was appalling and this book does a good job describing the atrocities they went through. That being said, the writing was choppy and the author seemed pretty biased. A good historical read but not a book you will want to curl up with for some light-hearted reading.
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Robert Johnson Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Lots of detail in this book. I was especially struck by the conditions endured by the Poles who were sent to Siberia and their plight after they were granted amnesty after the Germans invaded Russia. Well worth the readazon/Eagle-Unbowed-P
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Rebecca Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
The worst thing to be in the 1940s was a Jew, but being Polish wasn't far behind. The details of life for civilians during this time is staggering; I'm not one for military history so someone else would be better qualified to review that aspect. Kochanski gets additional plaudits from me for discussing the long-term implications of the war, and a decent accounting of Katyn.
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Riet Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Een heel goede geschiedenis van het Poolse volk en vooral het leger in de tweede wereldoorlog. Schrijnend, zoals dat volk vanaf het begin in de steek werd gelaten. Het boek is "een lange zit": alle gebeurtenissen worden heel nauwkeurig beschreven. Maar het wordt nergens saai. De schrijfster heeft heel veel kennis van zaken en is gepassioneerd over haar onderwerp.
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James Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
A really fascinating look at the Poles in the Second World War. Extremely well written with the perfect balance of anecdotal and more statistically based evidence this is well worth a read for anyone with even the slightest interest in learning about Poland and the Poles during the Second World War. Guaranteed you'll learn lots of new things
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Lee Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Very thorough, and thus very depressing to read. Battlefield action is only a part of what's covered, from Poles dragged off into the Soviet Union, to those who were left behind German occupation, and those who escaped to widespread places.After the war is not neglected, either.
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Joe Ervin Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Enlightening book about the Polish experiences in WWII. It also includes interesting accounts of the politics involved between the Big Three, the Lublin govt, and the office Polish government-in-exile.
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Louis Prontnicki Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Too much detail for me, but helpful perspective. Key idea: WWI was a bad war that was good for Poland, while WWII was a good (necessary) was that was bad for Poland. Poland was the only allied country left behind the Iorn Curtain after the war.
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John Feb 27, 2020 - 20:53 PM
Outstanding history of the Polish experience from the period immediately before WWII to the descent of the iron curtain over Eastern Europe. The author does a fair and balanced presentation of the political, historical and social developments of this period. Very readable and well documented.
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The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War By Halik Kochanski The Second World War gripped Poland as it did no other country in Europe Invaded by both Germany and the Soviet Union, it remained under occupation by foreign armies from the first day of the war to the last The conflict was brutal, as Polish armies battled the enemy on four different fronts It was on Polish soil that the architects of the Final Solution assembled theirThe Second World War gripped Poland as it did no other country in Europe Invaded by both Germany and the Soviet Union, it remained under occupation by foreign armies from the first day of the war to the last The conflict was brutal, as Polish armies battled the enemy on four different fronts It was on Polish soil that the architects of the Final Solution assembled their most elaborate network of extermination camps, culminating in the deliberate destruction of millions of lives, including three million Polish Jews In The Eagle Unbowed, Halik Kochanski tells, for the first time, the story of Poland s war in its entirety, a story that captures both the diversity and the depth of the lives of those who endured its horrors.Most histories of the European war focus on the Allies determination to liberate the continent from the fascist onslaught Yet the good war looks quite different when viewed from Lodz or Krakow than from London or Washington, D.C Poland emerged from the war trapped behind the Iron Curtain, and it would be nearly a half century until Poland gained the freedom that its partners had secured with the defeat of Hitler Rescuing the stories of those who died and those who vanished, those who fought and those who escaped, Kochanski deftly reconstructs the world of wartime Poland in all its complexity from collaboration to resistance, from expulsion to exile, from Warsaw to Treblinka The Eagle Unbowed provides in a single volume the first truly comprehensive account of one of the most harrowing periods in modern history.

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