Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21 by Nigel Thomas
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 9,7 Mb
Overview: In 1917 Poland was recognised as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. The Polish leader Marshal Pilsudski hurried to build an army around Polish World War I veterans, and in 1918 war broke out for Poland’s independence, involving the the Poles, the Red and White Russian armies, at least two different Ukrainian forces, and Allied intervention troops. The armies that fought these campaigns were extraordinarily varied in their uniforms and insignia, equipment and weapons, and when peace was signed in 1921, Poland had achieved recognised nationhood for the first time since 1794. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
1637: The Polish Maelstrom – Eric Flint [Audiobook]
1637: The Polish Maelstrom by Eric Flint
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 412 MB
Overview: A new addition to the four-time New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series from alternate history master Eric Flint.
After carving a place for itself among the struggling powers of 17th-century Western Europe, the "out-of-time" modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must fight for its life against Dark Age domination.
A cosmic accident sets the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia, down in war-torn 17th-century Europe and a new nation is forged. Now when United States of Europe ally King Gustavas of Sweden invades Poland, the U.S. of E. is dragged into a full-scale European war against ruthless opponents.
Meanwhile Mike Stearns, wily and courageous leader of the up-time West Virginians, has been turned out of office in an election. But, like Churchill (before and after him) Stearns is not done yet. He’s determined to stoke the fires of democratic rebellion in Saxony near the main front, and thus keep the young nation he founded, and once led, out of the hands of medieval tyrants – tyrants who would like nothing better than to wipe those troublesome upstarts from the future off the timeline and go back to the bad old days of oppression and serfdom.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction
The Exotic Polish Food Cookbook: The Beginner’s Guide to Authentic Polish Cuisine by Daniel Humphreys
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.9 MB
Overview: If you love the taste of authentic Polish food, then this is the perfect book for you.
Inside of this cookbook you will learn how to make some of the most popular dishes from this cuisine such as Polish pierogi, Polish babka, rum balls, hunter’s stew and even lemon sandwich tea cookies. You will find 25 of the most authentic Polish recipes and learn for yourself how easy it is to put these meals together.
So, what are you waiting for?
Grab a copy of this book and start cooking authentic Polish food today!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
The Polish Air Force: The Official History, Vol.1 1939-1943 by Jerzy B. Cynk
Requirements: .PDF reader, 122.7 mb
Overview: After being overrun during the early Blitzkrieg in September 1939, and later in France in 1940, the Polish Air Force a flying British and American made fighters and bombers out of England in their own units a made a tremendous contribution to the Allied air victory. The PAFs gallant, lonely fight in September 1939 inflicted the first losses on the mighty Luftwaffe and allowed Britain a nine month grace to strengthen her air defenses. Their part in the Battle of Britain became legend, and its contribution to the early RAF bomber offensive on Germany was equally great. PAF exploits over Dieppe, North Africa, and during the invasion of Europe received special commendations from the RAF. This two volume set is the result of years’ painstaking research of the official RAF and PAF documentation, and is fully supported by the Polish Air Force Association. After a brief introduction to the PAF’s formative years and to the political background to the war itself, the factors shaping PAF operations in Great Britain and to the abandonment by Britain of her most faithful ally are discussed. The book also provides a wealth of information about all PAF squadrons, their participation in operations, the great variety of aircraft flown by the PAF a Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mustangs, Warhawks, Mosquitoes, Lancasters, Wellingtons, Bostons, Liberators and many others a their achievements and disappointments, victories, and losses. These are supplemented by operational statistics in detailed appendices, lists, charts, maps and over 700 black and white and color photographs, and color profiles. Volume 1 covers: the origins of Polish aviation; the air war against the Luftwaffe during the initial Blitzkrieg; the air battles over France and the formation of the Polish squadrons; the establishment and development of the PAF squadrons in Britain after the battles in France; the Battle of Britain; PAF units over Dieppe and North Africa; expansion of the PAF and operations in 1941-1943; and PAF bomber squadrons and bomber operations 1940-1943.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History