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At the outbreak of the Second World War, Poland was a quasi-military State undergoing rapid political and social change. Nevertheless, Britain signed an agreement with the country as part of its decision to adopt a policy of encircling Germany: a resolution requiring an ally in the East. On the collapse of Poland in October 1939, the country's political opposition executedAt the outbreak of the Second World War, Poland was a quasi-military State undergoing rapid political and social change. Nevertheless, Britain signed an agreement with the country as part of its decision to adopt a policy of encircling Germany: a resolution requiring an ally in the East. On the collapse of Poland in October 1939, the country's political opposition executed a coup against the Polish Government and formed a new administration, which was recognized by the Allies as the Polish Government in Exile. This regime change precipitated a feud between the supporters of the new and old governments, which lasted throughout the war. In 1945, the British removed their recognition of the exiled government - now based in London - to pave the way for the Soviet Union to impose a communist administration in Poland. However striking and fateful these events were, the history of how regime change came to Britain's Polish ally has largely been ignored until now....

Title : Divided Loyalty: Britain's Polish Ally During World War II
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ISBN : 9781911096641
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 297 Pages
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Divided Loyalty: Britain's Polish Ally During World War II Reviews

  • Chris Shepheard
    2019-05-21 18:35

    Until I read this book I had not realised how badly the Polish nation and people had fared during almost the entire 20th century.Wies has done a tremendous job of researching and presenting a very complex history. The story involves many disparate parties: Russia, the UK, France, America and Nazi Germany plus at least three Polish political "factions" all seeming, at times, to be pulling in different directions.Everybody wanted to recreate an independent Poland from 1920 until the end of WW2 but it appears very few could agree on a common path and it wasn't until the advent Solidarity in the 1980s that the new Poland became reality.Certainly not an easy read - the "plot" is extremely convoluted, revealed in the books pages is a story involving many well known names and many not so well known. Emerging is the little known story of a persecuted people struggling to find their real home against opposition and obfuscation from all sides and even among their own ranks.Today Poland is once again a vibrant independent country and Wies does an admirable job in relating it's birth pangs.