Days of Adversity: The Warsaw Uprising 1944

Days of Adversity: The Warsaw Uprising 1944

by Evan McGilvray


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ISBN-13: 9781911096733
Publisher: Helion & Company, Limited
Publication date: 10/13/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Evan McGilvray was born in August 1961 in Winchester, Hampshire. He is a graduate of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London (UCL). Following this he undertook post-graduate studies at the University of Bradford and the University of Leeds, where he researched the politics of the Polish Army from 1918 to date. He also taught at the two universities. Evan is quite happy to challenge the myths that Poles have created around the Polish Army and the role of Poland during the Second World War. He also has an interest in other militaries and their role in society - quite simply civil-military relations - Poland being one of the most interesting European examples. At present Evan is writing a new history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in readiness for its seventieth anniversary in 2014, as well as researching the military politics regarding the involvement of General Sir Ian Hamilton at the Dardanelles during 1915. He is also anticipating the opening of the archives relating to the Falklands War in 2012. To relax he has learnt to ignore the rest of the world, and notes, "Despite what Poles think, I am not a Scot, only in name!"

Table of Contents

List of illustrations & maps vi

List of abbreviations ix

Preface xii

Introduction xiii

1 The Polish Underground State 19

2 Why the Rising? 24

3 The Military Aspect 35

4 A Declining Situation 61

5 The Battle for Aerial Support 104

6 The Polish Achilles' Heel 117

7 Civilians: The Ladies of the Warsaw Uprising 128

8 Warsaw Abandoned and the Consequences of Failure 137

Appendix 151

Bibliography 157

Index 162

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