There is a chapter of World War II history that remains largely untold; the monumental struggles of an entire nation have been forgotten, and even intentionally obscured. Giving a full overview of Poland’s participation in World War II.
Following their valiant but doomed defence of Poland in 1939, members of the Polish armed forces fought with the Allies wherever and however they could. Full of previously unpublished accounts, and rare photographs, this title provides a detailed analysis of the devastation the war brought to Poland, and the final betrayal when, having fought for freedom for six long years, Poland was handed to the Soviet Union.
“This fascinating book fills a yawning gap in our knowledge of the Second World War. By bringing in the personal reminiscences of people of all stations, the author gives pace and immediacy to this extraordinary story.” – Adam Zamoyski, author of Forgotten Few: The Polish Air Force in World War II
“No Greater Ally is an absolutely crucial contribution to the history of the Second World War. Anybody who seeks to understand the dynamics of betrayal and resistance as they apply to this period, in Poland, in Europe, must read this book.” – Alan Furst, author of The Polish Soldier
“I hadn’t realised, before reading this outstanding book, just how crucial the Polish contribution to [Allied] victory actually was. If it hadn’t been for their pilots, for instance, we might well have lost the Battle of Britain…” – Henry Coningsby, Waterstones