Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
Britain and Poland 1939–1943

Britain and Poland 1939–1943
The Betrayed Ally

$45.00

Part of Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

  • Date Published: April 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521483858

$45.00
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • British-Polish relations during the Second World War were dogged by the fact that Polish demands on the Soviet Union threatened Soviet relations with Britain and the United States, and Soviet participation in the war. In this book Anita Prazmowska relates British policies and war-time strategy to Polish expectations and policies. She describes a tragic situation where Polish soldiers were trapped between the unrealistic plans of their government and the harsh realities of a war that they fought for Britain with no prospect of a satisfactory outcome for them or their country.

    • Study of why Britain 'betrayed' the Poles during the Second World War by giving in to the USSR
    • Strong academically, but also contains moving accounts of the experiences and hopes of the Polish exiled and fighting for Britain
    • Prazmowska's previous book on Britain and Poland (in 1939) was well-received. She is the daughter of a Polish wartime pilot and a British mechanic
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Prazmowska presents us with a well-done case study of hard-nosed diplomacy that makes a valuable contribution to our knowledge of wartime diplomacy and should be of interest to Polish and British historians alike." David Stefancic, Slavic Review

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521483858
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Map
    1. The formation of the Polish government-in-exile: ideology and war plans
    2. Britain and German expansion in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
    3. Britain's only fighting ally
    4. Britain, Poland and the Soviet Union, June - December 1941
    5. 1942, year of disappointments
    6. The illusion of an alliance ends
    7. 1943, the end of Polish-Soviet co-operation
    Conclusion
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Anita J. Prazmowska, London School of Economics and Political Science

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that an additional password is required to open the solutions file once you have downloaded it. Contact collegesales@cambridge.org for this password.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×