Sikorski: No Simple Soldier : A Visual History of World War II's Unsung Allied Leader Hardback
Charismatic statesman...brilliant military strategist...visionary European diplomat.
Plucked from a decade of "wilderness years," General Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881-1943) led the Polish nation in World War II. During the most desperate year of the war-June 1940 fall of France to June 1941 German invasion of Soviet Union-Poland remained Great Britain's largest ally due to Sikorski's tireless efforts. As Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief, Sikorski's commanding presence, skillful diplomacy, and decisiveness under pressure earned the respect of Churchill and Roosevelt.
On July 4, 1943, Sikorski was killed in a mysterious plane crash that still fuels conspiracy theories 70 years later. Sikorski was "no simple soldier." Dynamic life told through visual history, including groundbreaking digital extras.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages, 35 black & white illustrations, 260 black & white halftones, 5 maps
- Publisher: Aquila Polonica Publishing
- Publication Date: 21/07/2015
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781607720119
- Paperback from £17.75