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Polish Legions 1914 19

Author : Nigel Thomas
ISBN : 9781472825438
Genre : History
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Due to its partitions and dissolution in the late eighteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Polish soldiers enlisted in distinct units in the armies of many countries – primarily those of the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires, but also that of the German Reich and the French Republic. All these forces were uniformed and equipped by the parent armies, though often with explicitly Polish features. The collapse of Tsarist Russia in 1917 and of the Central Powers in 1918 allowed these diverse forces to unite in a re-created Polish Army under the new-born Second Polish Republic in November 1918. With full colour illustrations of their unique and colourful uniforms as well as contemporary photographs, this is the fascinating story of the Poles who fought on both sides of the trenches in World War I and then united to fight for their freedom in the Russian Civil War.

The History Of Poland 2nd Edition

Author : M. B. B. Biskupski
ISBN : 9781440862267
Genre : History
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This book is an engaging explanation of the complicated history of Poland, one of the least well-known countries in Europe. • Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of Poland provides students with an at-a-glance overview of Poland's history • Offers an appendix of Notable People in the History of Poland provides readers with short biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country • Provides photos and maps provide additional context for the historical narrative • Presents an annotated bibliography provides readers with resources for further study

Polish And Irish Struggles For Self Determination

Author : Galia Chimiak
ISBN : 9781527547643
Genre : History
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This book discusses little-known linkages between two seemingly distant peoples, the Polish and the Irish, whose historical experiences share important similarities. Both Ireland and Poland have been subject to foreign rule, which they overturned in 1916 and 1918 respectively. Their predominantly Catholic societies were among the first to grant voting rights to women a century ago. This volume uses the centenary of both Ireland and Poland (re)gaining national independence and the political empowerment of women in these countries as a point of departure to analyse selected aspects of Polish and Irish people’s struggle for autonomy. Cases of mutual assistance, including the awareness-raising campaigns organized by Western women in support of the independence and suffragist movements in Poland, are presented along with examples of grassroots self-organization, foreign press coverage, and military and diplomatic efforts to empower the Poles and the Irish.

Centropa

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018781549
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Ring Of Steel

Author : Alexander Watson
ISBN : 9780141924199
Genre : History
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Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2014 Winner of the 2014 Wolfson History Prize, the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, the Society for Military History's 2015 Distinguished Book Award and the 2015 British Army Military Book of the Year For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. For four years the fighting now turned into a siege on a quite monstrous scale. Europe became the focus of fighting of a kind previously unimagined. Despite local successes - and an apparent triumph in Russia - Germany and Austria-Hungary were never able to break out of the the Allies' ring of steel. In Alexander Watson's compelling new history of the Great War, all the major events of the war are seen from the perspective of Berlin and Vienna. It is fundamentally a history of ordinary people. In 1914 both empires were flooded by genuine mass enthusiasm and their troubled elites were at one with most of the population. But the course of the war put this under impossible strain, with a fatal rupture between an ever more extreme and unrealistic leadership and an exhausted and embittered people. In the end they failed and were overwhelmed by defeat and revolution.

Acta Poloniae Historica

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ISBN : NWU:35556038711495
Genre : Poland
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Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
ISBN : UOM:39015082911788
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Longman Companion To Imperial Russia 1689 1917

Author : David Longley
ISBN : 9781317882190
Genre : History
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This is the first book of its kind to draw together information on the major events in Russian history from 1695 to 1917 - covering the eventful period from the accession of Peter the Great to the fall of Nicholas II. Not only is a vast amount of material on key events and topics brought together, but the book also contains fascinating background material to convey the reality of life in the period.

Guide To The Collections Of The Pilsudski Institute Of America For Research In The Modern History Of Poland

Author : Piłsudski Institute of America
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Handbook Of The Austro Hungarian Army In War June 1918

Author : Great Britain. War Office. General Staff
ISBN : 0898392004
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