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Rising '44: the battle for Warsaw

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Rising '44: the battle for Warsaw

by Norman Davies

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Pan Books. Good. 130 x 197 x 48mm. Paperback. 2004. 752 pages. Cover worn.<br>The story of the Warsaw Rising from the the leading British authority on the history of Poland.Rising '4 4 is a brilliant narrative account of one of the most dramatic ep isodes in 20th century history, drawing on Davies' unique underst anding of the issues and characters involved. In August 1944 Wars aw offered the Wehrmacht the last line of defence against the Red Army's march from Moscow to Berlin. When the Red Army reached th e river Vistula, the people of Warsaw believed that liberation ha d come. The Resistance took to the streets in celebration, but th e Soviets remained where they were, allowing the Wehrmacht time t o regroup and Hitler to order that the city of Warsaw be razed to the ground. For 63 days the Resistance fought on in the cellars and the sewers. Defenceless citizens were slaughtered in their te ns of thousands. One by one the City's monuments were reduced to rubble, watched by Soviet troops on the other bank of the river. The Allies expressed regret but decided that there was nothing to be done, Poland would not be allowed to be governed by Poles. Th e sacrifice was in vain and the Soviet tanks rolled in to the fla ttened city. It is a hugely dramatic story, vividly and authorita tively told by one of our greatest historians. .

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One of the most dramatic and shameful episodes in World War II was the doomed Warsaw uprising of 1944—an uprising that failed because the Allies betrayed it. Now that story comes to its full terrible life in this gripping account by the bestselling historian Norman Davies. In August 1944, encouraged by the advance of the Red Army, the Polish Resistance poured forty thousand fighters into the streets of Warsaw to reclaim the city from the hated Germans. But Stalin condemned the uprising as a criminal venture. For sixty-three days the Wehrmacht methodically set about crushing the rebellion and destroying the city. Following the battle’s desperate progress through the cellars and sewers of Warsaw, Rising ’44 retrieves its subject from the shadows of history, revealing its pivotal importance to the outcome of World War II and the Cold War that followed.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
92ac
Title
Rising &#39;44: the battle for Warsaw
Author
Norman Davies
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0330488635
ISBN 13
9780330488631
Publisher
Pan Books
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2004
Keywords
european, history,world, war, 2, books,battles, &, campaigns,miscellaneous, items

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