Poles Apart - Polish Naval Memories of World War Two, by Martin Hazell

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Poles Apart - Polish Naval Memories of World War Two, by Martin Hazell

Poles Apart - Polish Naval Memories of World War Two, by Martin Hazell

Book originally published by the Southwest Maritime History Society in 2008, and this second edition published in 2012. 160 pages. Paperback (N3942)

This book charts the history of the Polish Navy during the Second World War, and broadly covers three periods - it begins by examining the creation of the modern Polish navy and its escape to Britain when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. The second part of the book covers the wartime actions and operations of Polish naval forces, and the final chapters deal with what happened to the Polish Navy in the period following the allied victory in Europe. Chapters include:

  • The Birth of the Polish Navy
  • Escape to the UK
  • Strangers on a Foreign Shore
  • The tenacious, fighting Poles
  • Arctic Waters and Hot Seas
  • The Submariners
  • The Small Boat Sailors
  • 1943-45, Sucess Loss and Failure
  • Defeat in Victory
  • Post War Settlement


The book includes lots of small black and white photographs, many showing the ships and men of the Polish Navy

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Condition New