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Old 31st October 2019, 17:23
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Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

Available now.

https://www.amazon.com/Case-White-In.../dp/147283495X

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A bit tardy I would say.
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Old 31st October 2019, 18:53
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

Seems to be a popular topic of late - released in September 2019 is First To Fight: The Polish War 1939 by Roger Moorhouse:

https://www.amazon.com/First-Fight-P...s=books&sr=1-1
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Old 31st October 2019, 19:38
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

80th Anniversary I suspect.
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Old 1st November 2019, 01:35
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

Anyone read these both?
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

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Anyone read these both?
I started First To Fight a few days ago and so far it is very good. It isn't restricted to the ground war and covers both sides. Seems to have received good reviews.
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Old 4th November 2019, 18:31
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

The Stone & Stone site has this to say about Case White:


The best book on the opening campaign of the war, fully integrating German and Polish—and Soviet—perspectives on the ground and in the air, and including ample material about the broader context of strategy, diplomacy, planning, preparation, and the outbreak of hostilities.
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Old 4th November 2019, 19:04
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

Do you have a link for the review?
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Old 4th November 2019, 19:46
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

I'm sorry but the above was all they posted. There was no comprehensive review.


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Old 8th November 2019, 09:41
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

I just received this book it seems very good like the others of this author
Robert Forczyk is a serious military historian and a good writer
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Re: Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

in September 2019 is First To Fight: The Polish War 1939 by Roger Moorhouse:

Yes, the book has a Polish edition in parallel.

Knowing the subject, and write many times on this subject, which raises the British author, I have a separate opinion.

I do not share these beautiful, round and empty statements.
The book is actually nice and well read. It is composed of many different statements from both sides.
Unfortunately for me, the book is actually uncritical and without reflection.
As a Pole, I should be very proud, and my Polish, national, patriotic ego should grow to the size of a balloon that the British author writes about Poles in 1939 so beautiful, nice, pathetic and sublime.

However, as a sober person, standing firmly with two feet on the ground and criticizing this war and its various aspects in 1939, this position is very weak.

Based on this reading, "I do not know" so far why this "big and strong state" so quickly lost this war, tragically lost in the first 8 days of its beginning. After 17 days there was a tragic Polish final! Why? You certainly won't learn from this book.

Despite this, it is very nice to read, full of descriptions of emotions, devotion to the spirit of the tragedy of Poles, but this is not enough for me. Certainly William Shakespeare writes better about moral dilemmas, dilemmas of emotions and human tragedy.

From the point of view of air war over Poland, the author of this topic does not understand, he is completely ignorant of it. The author writes about land fights, though weakly. He doesn't understand the military aspects of this war.

The book is nevertheless nice, round, without edges, written with proper political correctness. Many Poles can certainly feel very appreciated that the British author writes so well about the 1939 war in Poland and Poles.

For me it's bland, indigestible, untrue and false

Regards,

Mirosław Wawrzyński, Poland

A few texts about September 1939, which I am author

M. Wawrzyński, Lądowania samolotów polskich i niemieckich w ZSRR przed 17 września 1939 r., [w:] Lotnictwo nr 6/2019, s.76-80.



M. Wawrzyński, Skazani na porażkę. Klęska polskiego Lotnictwa Wojskowego we wrześniu 1939 roku, [w:] Technika Wojskowa Historia. nr 5/2017, s. 28-37.


M. Wawrzyński, Brygada Pościgowa we obronie Warszawy, [w:]Technika Wojskowa Historia. Numer Specjalny nr 4/2017, s. 4-15.


M. Wawrzyński, Obrona przeciwlotnicza czynna Warszawy we wrześniu 1939 roku, Października 2015, w Wojsko i Technika Historia nr 1/2015, s. 32-47,


M. Wawrzyński, Lecz dziś widzę Wielką Warszawę. Obrona stolicy we wrześniu 1939 roku, [w:] Poligon 4(38)/2013, s. 20-35.


M. Wawrzyński, Czerwone gwiazdy – sojusznik czarnych krzyży nad Polską. Lotnictwo sowieckie nad Kresami wrzesień - październik 1939, Agencja Wydawnicza CB, Warszawa 2008, s. 217.
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