Poland, 1918-1945

Poland, 1918-1945

Author: Peter D. Stachura

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415343585

Category: History

Page: 246

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Poland, 1918-1945 is a challenging, revisionist analysis and interpretation, supported by documentary evidence, of a crucial and controversial period in Poland's recent history

Poland's Navy, 1918-1945

Poland's Navy, 1918-1945

Author: Michael Alfred Peszke

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: UOM:39015042409519

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 366

In this well researched and informative history, the author outlines the role of the Polish Navy from its creation through World War II, including major battles and operations in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Arctic. Divided into eleven chapters and supplemented with seven appendices, Poland's Navy, 1918-1945 also includes a comprehensive listing of bibliographical resources and an index of names of ships, officers, and other important figures.

Poland, 1918-1945

Poland, 1918-1945

Author: Peter Stachura

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134289486

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 683

Based on extensive range of Polish, British, German, Jewish and Ukranian primary and secondary sources, this work provides an objective appraisal of the inter-war period. Peter Stachura demonstrates how the Republic overcame giant obstacles at home and abroad to achieve consolidation as an independent state in the early 1920s, made relative economic progress, created a coherent social order, produced an outstanding cultural scene, advanced educational opportunity, and adopted constructive and even-handed policies towards its ethnic minorities. Without denying the defeats suffered by the Republic, Peter Stachura demonstrates that the fate of Poland after 1945, with the imposition of an unwanted, Soviet-dominated Communist system, was thoroughly undeserved.

Caldron of Conflict

Caldron of Conflict

Author: Edward D. Wynot

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: WISC:89068886514

Category: History

Page: 140

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Caldron of Conflict tells the story of Eastern Europe in the tumultuous, often violent years 1918-1945. After introducing the region, Wynot traces the differing paths each nation took from imperial rule to independence following World War I. The author next explores how each fared in the two decades of peace, when so many high political and economic hopes were dashed on the rocks of antidemocratic movements and the financial reefs of the Great Depression. It concludes with a survey of World War II and its aftermath. Caldron of Conflict is essential reading for anyone trying to comprehend the recent and ongoing destruction in this explosive and pivotal region ofthe world.

Belonging and Genocide

Belonging and Genocide

Author: Thomas Kühne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300121865

Category: Psychology

Page: 225

View: 352

Hvad fik det tyske folk til at støtte eller deltage i folkedrabet på jøderne i Hitlers holocaust. Nazisterne brugte ifølge Kühne almene menneskelige behov som fællesskab, samhørighed og solidaritet til at forme en nation og misbrugte de samme værdier til at ægge til deltagelsen i folkedrabet

The Polish 'Few'

The Polish 'Few'

Author: Peter Sikora

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526714879

Category: History

Page: 595

View: 999

They came to fight for freedom and their country, they came to fight Germans. Men of the Polish Air Force, who had escaped first to France and then to Britain, to fly alongside the Royal Air Force just as Fighter Command faced its greatest challenge the Battle of Britain.Many of the Polish airmen joined existing RAF squadrons. The Poles also formed their own squadrons, but only four became operational during the Battle of Britain: Nos. 300 and 301, were bomber squadrons, with another two, Nos. 302 and 303, being fighter squadrons. Flying Hawker Hurricanes, both 302 and 303 squadrons were active by the middle of August 1940, just when they were most needed, at the height of the Battle of Britain, with Fighter Command stretched to its limit.The Polish squadrons, battle-hardened from their encounters with the Luftwaffe during the invasion of Poland and Battle of France, soon made their mark. In particular, 303 Squadron become the highest-scoring unit of Fighter Command.In total, 145 Polish pilots, the largest non-British contingent in Fighter Command at the time, fought in the Battle of Britain. While Winston Churchill praised the contribution of the Few, the pilots of many nationalities who had defended Britain, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding was more specific: Had it not been for the magnificent material contributed by the Polish squadrons and their unsurpassed gallantry, I hesitate to say that the outcome of the Battle would have been the same.

A/AS Level History for AQA Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945 Student Book

A/AS Level History for AQA Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945 Student Book

Author: Nick Pinfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107573161

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 204

View: 122

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book covers the Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945 Depth component. Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.

European Dictatorships, 1918-1945

European Dictatorships, 1918-1945

Author: Stephen J. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415454841

Category: History

Page: 423

View: 845

European Dictatorships 1918–1945 surveys the extraordinary circumstances leading to, and arising from, the transformation of over half of Europe's states to dictatorships between the first and the second World Wars. It describes the course of dictatorship in Europe before and during the Second World War, and examines the phenomenon of dictatorship itself and the widely different forms it can take. From the notorious dictatorships of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin to less well-known states and leaders, this book scrutinizes the experiences of Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal, and Central and Eastern European states. This third edition has been revised throughout to include recent historical research and contains a completely new chapter on the meaning of dictatorship. Including new tables, maps and diagrams, this is the perfect survey for all students of the period. To view the companion website, please visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415454858.