The Warsaw Rising of 1944 is often confused with the Jewish Ghetto Rising of 1944, so much so that in 1970 Chancellor Brandt commemorated the Warsaw Rising by paying homage to the Jews. Poland had a tragic time in the 20th Century….it was like a bone fought over by the two most vicious dogs in history – Hitler and Stalin..

One of the most dramatic and shameful episodes in World War II was the doomed Warsaw uprising of 1944—an uprising that failed because the Allies betrayed it. Now that story comes to its full terrible life in this gripping account by the bestselling historian Norman Davies. In August 1944, encouraged by the advance of the Red Army, the Polish Resistance poured forty thousand fighters into the streets of Warsaw to reclaim the city from the hated Germans. But Stalin condemned the uprising as a criminal venture. For sixty-three days the Wehrmacht methodically set about crushing the rebellion and destroying the city. Following the battle’s desperate progress through the cellars and sewers of Warsaw, Rising ’44 retrieves its subject from the shadows of history, revealing its pivotal importance to the outcome of World War II and the Cold War that followed.

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Bookseller Inventory #: 005139
Title: RISING ’44.
Format/binding: Hard Cover 2 Tone Boards
Book condition: Used – Very Fine in Plastic.
Jacket condition: Very Fine
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN 10: 0670032840
ISBN 13: 9780670032846
Publisher: Viking.
Place: N Y.
Date published: 2004
Keywords: WAR, Germany, Nazis, Hitler, POLAND
Bookseller catalogs: War;
Size: 235x69p2mm