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  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781846143588
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $30.00
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The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War



The Eagle Unbowed is a compelling testimony to endurance under impossible conditions.

The fate of the inhabitants of Poland was one of the most terrible of the Second World War. Their nation carved up between Nazi and Soviet forces in 1939, millions of Poles were killed or displaced. Jews were to be murdered, Christians reduced to a semi-literate slave class. Yet until now, Poland's story has not been told as a whole. This powerful and original book is perhaps the most important 'missing' work on the conflict, describing fully the fate of those trapped within occupied Poland, those who were able to escape, and those who fought back. The Eagle Unbowed is a compelling testimony to endurance under impossible conditions.

'Poland's war was so terrible as to almost defy summary . . . this book is opinionated, fluid and forceful.' Oliver Bullough, New Statesman 'Remarkable . . . supplies perhaps the last unwritten chapter in the history of the Second World War . . . history at its best.' Adam Zamoyski, Standpoint 'Until The Eagle Unbowed nobody had written a comprehensive English-language history of Poland at war . . . Kochanski marshals an impressive and comprehensive array of material.' Economist 'A comprehensive study.' Richard J. Evans, Guardian 'An extraordinary achievement . . . an astonishing, tragic, uplifting but surprisingly little-known story . . .  It's great history writing.' Brian Morton, Herald

  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781846143588
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $30.00
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