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In this well researched and informative history, the author outlines the role of the Polish Navy from its creation through World War II, including major battles and operations in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Arctic. Divided into eleven chapters and supplemented with seven appendices, Poland's Navy, 1918-1945 also includes a comprehensive listing of bibliographical resources and an index of names of ships, officers, and other important figures.
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Overview

In this well researched and informative history, the author outlines the role of the Polish Navy from its creation through World War II, including major battles and operations in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Arctic. Divided into eleven chapters and supplemented with seven appendices, Poland's Navy, 1918-1945 also includes a comprehensive listing of bibliographical resources and an index of names of ships, officers, and other important figures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781806725
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction and Acknowledgments 1
Ch. I Historical Background 9
Ch. II Poland's Rebirth, 1918 13
Ch. III Polish Naval Development, 1920-1939 19
Ch. IV 1939 The Onset of the Second World War 27
Ch. V At the Side of the Royal Navy 1939-1940 53
Ch. VI The Battle of the Atlantic Begins, 1940-1941 75
Ch. VII The Mediterranean, 1941-1942 93
Ch. VIII Atlantic and Arctic Operations, 1942-1943 109
Ch. IX 1943 The First Year of Allied Victories, the Battle of the Atlantic is Won Polish Political Uncertainties 137
Ch. X 1944 Victory in the West, Tragedy in Warsaw - Harbinger of Poland's Future 147
Ch. XI 1945 Victory of the Allied Coalition and Demise of the Second Polish Republic 163
App. A Text of the Polish-British Agreement 175
App. B Text of the Polish-British Naval Agreement 179
App. C List of Major Polish Naval Units 183
App. D Polish Naval Aviation 189
App. E The Polish Women's Naval Auxiliary 197
App. F The Polish Merchant Marine 199
App. G Table of Equivalent Naval Ranks 203
Source Notes 205
Bibliography 211
Index of Names 217
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