Trail of Hope

The Anders Army, An Odyssey Across Three Continents
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Product Number: Z100139508
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977393296
Narrator/s: Derek Perkins
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as "social criminals" by Stalin's regime, and those rounded up by sheer chance were all sent "to see the Great White Bear." However, with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa just two years later, Russia and the Allied powers found themselves on the same side once more. Turning to those that it had previously deemed "undesirable," Russia sought to raise a Polish army from the men, women, and children that it had imprisoned within its labor camps. In this remarkable work, renowned historian Professor Norman Davies draws from years of meticulous research to recount the compelling story of this unit, the Polish II Corps or "Anders Army," and their exceptional journey from the Gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East, and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique record of one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II.

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Author(s): Norman Davies
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2018

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Author(s): Norman Davies
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
Genre: History
Product Number DD39208
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977313294

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