Book published by Helion in 2005, 153 pages. Large Hardback (S6682)
This book is a detailed account of how the 1st (and only) Polish Armoured Division in the West under the leadership of General Stanislaw Maczek, arose out of the ashes of defeat and while attempting to avoid the internal politics of the Polish Government in Exile, was able to return to Europe in August 1944 on the side of the Western Allies.....
In Europe the Division achieved glory, honour and victory but was unable to liberate Poland owing to the politics of the post-war settlement in Europe. The account of the formation and combat service of the Division is fully researched from Polish, English and German sources, and includes training in Scotland, the unit's sharp introduction to warfare in the Normandy bocage, the Falaise Gap and Hill 262, the advance into Belgium and Holland, and final victory on German soil.
The book is illustrated throughout with around 100 photographs (many previously unpublished), maps, and detailed appendices, including a list of the Division's medal recipients.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light bumping along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound