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General Anders to the rescue

Norman Davies tells the stirring tale of the ragtag Polish army that marched thousands of miles to aid the Allies at a critical juncture of the second world war

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

Trail of Hope: The Anders Army, an Odyssey Across Three Continents Norman Davies

Osprey, pp.596, £30, ISBN: 9781472816030

Until Poland joined the EU in the 1990s, the biggest single influx of Poles into this country was in the immediate aftermath of the second world war. Around 200,000 Poles who had fought for the Allies chose to seek refuge here, rather than return to their homeland and face life under Stalin.

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