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Chirstmas card from 1906
Piotr Krupinski and his wife Jadwiga (Krupska) in 1906
 

Books on Poland and It's History
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WW1 and WW11
We owe it to all those who fought and all those who perished to learn what happened and honor their memories by not forgetting their struggles. They lost much and received little in return. I guarantee you will be suprised to learn how much the Poles contributed to both wars, and how little credit they have received!

My Name is MillionMy Name Is Million: An Illustrated History of the Poles in America (Hardcover)
by W. S. Kuniczak

The story of Polish immigrants in America. Includes their contributions to the Civil War and WWI including Hallers Army in France.

Bitter Glory: Poland & Its Fate 1918-1939Bitter Glory: Poland & Its Fate 1918-1939
by Richard M. Watt
This book covers the history of Poland between World War I and World War II. The period was lively, to say the least, involving what are now almost-forgotten conflicts with most of Poland's neighbors, not to mention much political infighting and the period of the depression.
   
Rising '44
by Norman Davies
The Warsaw rising of 1944—not to be confused with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943—pitted Polish heroes of the Home Army (AK) against the Germans in a two-month battle that left the city in ruins. The Allies abandoned the Poles and Stalin let the Nazis destroy the Poles for him.
A Question of Honor
The first all-Polish squadron in the Royal Air Force, the Kosciuszko Squadron was formed from experienced Polish Air Force pilots who had fled their fallen country by way of Romania and France to England. This is their story and something to be proud of!
   
Shallow Graves in Siberia
Michael Krupa was born into a poor family in south-west Poland and was accepted into a Jesuit seminary. He ran away before taking his final vows and joined the army. Krupa survived Hitler's invasion but served ten years in a labour camp before escaping to Afghanistan after an epic journey. Here he tells his remarkable story.

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White eagle, red star: the Polish-Soviet war, 1919-20
Historian Norman Davies gives us a full account of the Polish–Soviet War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army—sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe —was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as “the Miracle of the Vistula,” it remains one of the most crucial conflicts of the Western world.

Remembrance - As Long As We LiveRemembrance - As Long As We Live
A historical novel based on men in the Haller Army or Blue Army of General Haller in France in WW1. Centers around the Blue Army Air Corps as they fought in France and then Poland and the Ukraine in the Polish Soviet War.

   
Polish RootsPolish Roots
by Rosemary A. Chorzempa
Pioneering work on Polish family history is designed to provide the American researcher with the kind of information he needs in order to succeed in his genealogical research.
Monte Cassino
Read about the Polish 2nd Corp's contribution to victory at one of the worst battles of WW11. Most of these men had come from Russian camps in Siberia. They had to make their way to Iran just to be able to reform as the Polish army under the British to fight and win this battle.
   
Polish SpiritPolish Spirit
The story of Wladek Wojcik as he escaped from wartime Poland only to be captured by the Soviets and sent to Siberia. Polish Spirit follows him into imprisonment, firstly in Eastern Ukraine and then up to the extreme rigours of the Soviet Arctic Gulags in the Komi SSR, a harsh and unforgiving regime from which very many Poles never returned. And those that did came back changed by their experiences. Wladek eventually joins up with Gen. Anders forces and fights in the Polish army in exile. A wonderful story, an easy read and a must have for anyone wanting to know more about what happened to the Poles in WWII and after.
   
God's Playground - a History of PolandGod's Playground, Volume 1
by Norman Davies

"Superbly readable, rich in detail.... Davies understands and exquisitely conveys the importance of historical consciousness in Polish life.... This is beyond doubt not only the best book on Poland in the English language; it is the book on Poland. Anyone writing on Polish affairs- past or present- will have to read it. It is a masterly work."
--The New York Times Book Review
Old Polish LegendsOld Polish Legends
This book was originally published during World War II in Scotland, home of the Polish Armed Forces in exile. There are eleven legends in this collection. One tells of a Duke who united the tribes and helped Poland develop and grow prosperous. Once, when he tried to take her eaglets from a mother eagle, she fought him so desperately she was wounded but would not give up. The Duke made that white eagle the badge of Poland, to symbolize freedom. Her blood was the symbol of bravery.
   
coverForgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation 1939-1944
by Richard C. Lukas, Norman Davies
Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western BelorussiaRevolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia
by Jan Tomasz Gross
Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars(39-41): the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. ...based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering, and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country


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