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The Resource Poland 1939 : the outbreak of World War II, Roger Moorhouse

Poland 1939 : the outbreak of World War II, Roger Moorhouse

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Poland 1939 : the outbreak of World War II
Title
Poland 1939
Title remainder
the outbreak of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Roger Moorhouse
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Americans, World War II began in December of 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor; in Soviet historical accounts, the war was prompted by the German invasion of June 1941; for the British and the French, the war was not taken seriously until the German forces penetrated French territory in May 1940. But for Poland, the war began on September 1, 1939 when the Nazi army invaded Poland by land and by air, where they were soon joined by Stalin's army. In Poland 1939, Roger Moorhouse introduces the September Campaign as the triggering event of World War II and challenges the prevailing historical understanding of the start the war. The Polish campaign of 1939 is the least written-about and least understood campaign of World War II. Although many of the doctrines and practices that would feature so strongly throughout the war - the targeting of civilians, race war, Blitzkrieg, aerial bombing - would see their debut in Poland, the campaign is rarely given any real scrutiny. In his close examination of the often-overlooked September Campaign, Moorhouse explores the Anglo-French betrayal of Poland, when both Britain and France pledged to defend Poland but then did nothing of the sort (their inaction resulted in the slaughter of 16,000 Polish civilians). In Poland 1939, Moorhouse offers an insightful account of the September Campaign, and unravels the misconceptions and myths that have clouded the beginnings of World War II. This is the first English-language history of the September Campaign. Moorhouse draws from memoirs of generals, diplomats, letters of soldiers and civilian diaries, as well as private and previously untapped documentary archives in Poland, to expose the true history of the September Campaign, the event that set the tone for the bloody conflict to come."--
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Moorhouse, Roger
Dewey number
940.54/2138
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D765
LC item number
.M63 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Poland
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Poland
Label
Poland 1939 : the outbreak of World War II, Roger Moorhouse
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1117642062
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 408 pages
Isbn
9780465095384
Lccn
2019044646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1117642062
Label
Poland 1939 : the outbreak of World War II, Roger Moorhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1117642062
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 408 pages
Isbn
9780465095384
Lccn
2019044646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1117642062

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