The Imperial Russian Cavalry
by Vladimir A Emmanuel
ISBN 978-0-9889532-2-2 Paperback 130 pp $40.00
Vladimir A. Emmanuel was an ensign in the Russian cavalry at the start of the First World War, fought in the Crimea and was evacuated to Yugoslavia at the end of the Russian Civil War. While recovering in hospital and after he started doing paintings of each of the cavalry regiments that existed before the conflict. This book has images of each regiment as well as pertinent information about them. The appendices provides rank badges and an order of battle. In full-color.
A Matter of Honour
by Zachary Twamley
978-0-997094-64-0 Paperback 132 pp $16.00
Based on the popular podcast, “When Diplomacy Fails” podcast, Zachary Twamley examines the role diplomacy and international politics played in Britain’s entry into the First World War. Britain’s obligation to Belgium has often been cited as the reason for the British entry into the war, but it was not as clear-cut as that. This books provides a detailed account and overview of the events that lead Britain to war against Germany.
Jozef Pilsudski: Hero of Poland
By Antoni Lenkiewicz
978-1-945430-84-8 Paperback 325 pp $18.00 / 978-1-945430-90-9 Hardcover 325 pp $25.00
Józef Pilsudski (1868-1935) is the heroic and controversial leader of the reconstituted Poland that emerged out of World War I. Although he never held an elected office he placed his personal stamp on the development of the Pre-War Polish Republic. In some ways he was a visionary for the era (A Federation of Eastern States, free education, woman’s suffrage) he also was responsible for a dominant military presence and a coup against the elected government.
Professor Lenkiewicz examines the legacy of “The Marshal” in Polish and world history. This is a translation from Polish based on his research collected over many years. Józef Pilsudski (1868-1935) is the heroic and controversial leader of the reconstituted Poland that emerged out of World War I. Although he never held an elected office he placed his personal stamp on the development of the Pre-War Polish Republic. In some ways he was a visionary for the era (A Federation of Eastern States, free education, woman’s suffrage) he also was responsible for a dominant military presence and a coup against the elected government.
The Polish Army in 1939
By Vincent W. Rospond
978-0-990364-94-8 Paperback 178 pp $40.00
The Polish Army in 1939 provides a detailed account of the planning, strategy, organization and equipment that made up the force that first faced the Blitzkrieg and the Soviet Army.With over 200 illustrations and maps – many in color – The Polish Army in 1939 allows the reader to understand what happened and why the contest may not have bee uneven as is sometimes portrayed. In addition to sections on uniforms and equipment, the strategic and tactical organization of the army outlined as well as the various vehicles and airplanes tht made up the Polish Army. This book provides a full order of battle on the Polish forces,as well as the German and Soviet units involved in the attack on Poland,. There are biographies on various generals and politicians involved in the campiagn. Several maps were developed specifically for this edition. The German invasion of Poland in 1939 initiated World War II. At the time it was thought that Poland would be able to hold off until their French and English allies could aid them. Though poor planning on the part of the allies and under estimation on the abilities of German combined with a change of strategic planning led to the quick defeat of the Polish army.
Case White: The German Army in the Polish Campaign – September 1939
By William Russ
978-1-945430-40-4 Paperback 314 pp $25.00
William Russ provides a detailed examination of the the Nazi invasion of Poland. This provides a day-by-day discussion of the actions and units involved across multiple fronts. More than 50 mps and charts help explain the overall plan of the forces involved
War Chronicles of Jerzy Dobiecki
By Ian von Heintze
978-1-945430-73-2 Paperback $18.00 247pp
This tribute to the life of Jerzy Dobiecki, a Polish cavalry captain with the 18-ty Pulk Ulanów Pomorskich – the 18th Polish Pomeranian Lancers, is a story based on previously archived material, some of it originally written by the Captain in Polish, that has been translated for the first time into English.
The Captain’s chronicles bring to life eye-witness accounts of his regiment’s deployments during the Russo-Polish War between 1919 and 1921, one of several little-known wars fought between Poland and her neighbors immediately following the Great War.
Eighteen years later, as Poland was invaded by Germany in September 1939, from his position on attachment to the Polish Ministry of Military Affairs in Warsaw, Captain Dobiecki kept a diary of battles as they developed across Poland during the first weeks of the Second World War. The diary records events as he, and what remained of the Polish military High Command, were evacuated to neighboring Romania as Poland was additionally overrun by Soviet forces from the east. His journal sheds light on his subsequent escape from internment across Europe to France and later on to Britain, where he served as a staff officer with the command of the Polish 1st Corps, formed in exile in Scotland.
Following the end of hostilities in Europe in 1945 and upon their return to Britain after the fighting on the continent, like thousands of other Poles commissioned under the auspices of the Polish Resettlement Corps, Jerzy had to decide whether to return to his native Poland or whether he should try to somehow rescue and bring to England what was left of his family – now trapped behind the iron curtain in eastern Poland, facing an uncertain future under a severe Stalinist regime.