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The Resource Warsaw 1944 : the fateful uprising, Alexandra Richie

Warsaw 1944 : the fateful uprising, Alexandra Richie

Label
Warsaw 1944 : the fateful uprising
Title
Warsaw 1944
Title remainder
the fateful uprising
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Richie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction by deporting its remaining residents. A sophisticated and cosmopolitan community a thousand years old was facing its final days--and then opportunity struck. As Soviet soldiers turned back the Nazi invasion of Russia and began pressing west, the underground Polish Home Army decided to act. Taking advantage of German disarray and seeking to forestall the absorption of their country into the Soviet empire, they chose to liberate the city of Warsaw for themselves." Warsaw 1944" tells the story of this brave, and errant calculation. For more than sixty days, the Polish fighters took over large parts of the city and held off the SS's most brutal forces. But in the end, their efforts were doomed. Scorned by Stalin and unable to win significant support from the Western Allies, the Polish Home Army was left to face the full fury of Hitler, Himmler, and the SS. The crackdown that followed was among the most brutal episodes of history's most brutal war, and the celebrated historian Alexandra Richie depicts this tragedy in riveting detail. Using a rich trove of primary sources, Richie relates the terrible experiences of individuals who fought in the uprising and perished in it. Her clear-eyed narrative reveals the fraught choices and complex legacy of some of World War II's most unsung heroes.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richie, Alexandra
Dewey number
943.8053-M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Poland
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Label
Warsaw 1944 : the fateful uprising, Alexandra Richie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-715) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Byelorussian prelude -- To the very gates of Warsaw -- Ostpolitik -- Reistance -- The uprising begins -- 'Himmler has won' -- The massacre in Wola -- The fate of Ochota -- 'Mountains of corpses' -- Hitler's war against the old town -- The Allies, Hitler, and the Battle for Czerniaków -- The end game
Control code
ocn853505605
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
738 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007180417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)853505605
Label
Warsaw 1944 : the fateful uprising, Alexandra Richie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-715) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Byelorussian prelude -- To the very gates of Warsaw -- Ostpolitik -- Reistance -- The uprising begins -- 'Himmler has won' -- The massacre in Wola -- The fate of Ochota -- 'Mountains of corpses' -- Hitler's war against the old town -- The Allies, Hitler, and the Battle for Czerniaków -- The end game
Control code
ocn853505605
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
738 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007180417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)853505605

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