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Fighting Warsaw: The Story of the Polish Underground State, 1939-1945

by Stefan Korboński

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A useful book on a grim but pivotal period of history. The book doesn't attempt to give a comprehensive view of events in Poland, and so cannot really be faulted for skating pretty lightly over the situation of the Jews, and for avoiding the hard fact that the destruction of the radical Left -- both by the pre-War regime and then by the German AND the Russian invaders -- had made a strong political and military resistance almost impossible. Still, resistance there was, and Korbonski describes it with fascinating detail. He claims, with what truth I do not know, that the resistance tried to rotate the assignment of reprisal-killings among as many militants as possible, to prevent the creation of a psycho-killer elite within what was supposed to be the people's movement. ( )
  HarryMacDonald | Nov 5, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0781810353, Paperback)

Fighting Warsaw is an extraordinary human story. The author, leader of the Polish Underground State, portrays the years of the German occupation during the second world war, and the beginning of the anti-Soviet underground activities thereafter. His story presents the entire organisation, strategy and tactics of the Polish underground, which included armed resistance, civil disobedience, sabotage, and boycotts. This new edition contains an introduction by his wife Zofia as well as 16 pages of previously unpublished personal photographs.

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"Fighting Warsaw is a human story. Stefan Korbonski, the leader of the Polish Underground State portrays the years of the German occupation during the Second World War and the beginning of anti-Soviet underground activities thereafter. His story presents the entire organization, strategy, and tactics of the Polish underground, which included armed resistance, civil disobedience, sabotage, and boycotts. This new edition contains an introduction by his wife and closest collaborator, Zofia, as well as many previously unpublished personal photographs."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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