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A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II

 
 
 
 
A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II
Author: Lynne Olson - Stanley Cloud
ISBN 13: 9780375726255
ISBN 10: 37572625
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2004-10-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $18.00
 
 

The Polish fighter pilots of the Kosciusko Squadron played a singular role in the Battle of Britain and other World War II engagements, gaining, for a time, fame and admiration from the British people. Journalists Olson and Cloud combine their story with a narrative of the political and military fate of their home country during and after World War II, condemning the way these "forgotten heroes" and their hopes for Poland's independence were betrayed by Allied forces. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Washington Post

This is indeed a tale of heroism, camaraderie and glory. The dashing, gallant, impetuous Poles became the darlings of British high society and were lionized by the press in Britain and America. The authors vividly recreate the airmen's daily bouts with death and nights of partying, their lost lives and loves, and their frustrations with English fastidiousness and idiosyncrasies -- everything in the British planes seemed to be the opposite of where it was in Poland. — John Whiteclay Chambers II