• No Greater Ally

  • The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II
  • By: Kenneth K. Koskodan
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There is a chapter of World War II history that remains largely untold: the story of the fourth largest Allied military of the war, and the only nation to have fought in the battles of Leningrad, Arnhem, Tobruk, and Normandy.

This is the story of the Polish forces during the Second World War, the story of millions of young men and women who gave everything for freedom and in the final victory lost all. In a cruel twist of history, the monumental struggles of an entire nation have been largely forgotten, and even intentionally obscured.

No Greater Ally redresses the balance, giving a comprehensive overview of Poland's participation in World War II. Following their valiant but doomed defense of Poland in 1939, members of the Polish armed forces fought with the Allies wherever and however they could. This title provides a detailed analysis of the devastation the war brought to Poland, and the final betrayal when, having fought for freedom for six long years, Poland was handed to the Soviet Union.

©2009 Kenneth K. Koskodan. (P)2018 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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Polish pronunciation was crap

the narrator managed to butcher every polish name and word in this book, they really need to hire people who are fluent in the language

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Eye opening and awesome

This book was so incredibly informative. Learning that Poland was not steamrolled by the nazis and held their own so fiercely that it took France & England hanging them out to dry AND Russia invading Poland from the eastern side to finally defeat them. The Polish Air-force was incredibly, the ground army was relentless, and both were highly decorated and revered by their fellow soldiers. The horror that the Polish people endured by the hands of the Nazis and Russians was heartbreaking and unforgivable. I’ve never been prouder to be Polish.

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Excellent! A must-read!

Finally...the untold and often forgotten chapter in history of Poland's valor and crucial role in defeating Nazi Germany in WWII is told in this excellent book. Extremely well researched and very well written, this is a MUST-READ for anyone interested in the true history of WWII. The heroism of Poland and the Polish people in defending against both the Nazis and Soviets and in liberating Europe from the grips of tyranny cannot be forgotten. No Greater Ally should be a chapter in every world history textbook. Mr. Koskodan, bravo and thank you for telling this story.

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Great book

I enjoyed the book. Lots of history of ww2 I never read anywhere else. I would recommend it to any student of ww2.

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How the Poles Fought the Nazis.

Narration: Clear and engaging.

Content: Fascinating, detailed--but not too detailed--accounts of how the Poles fought against the Nazis. Push-overs they weren't

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Amazing Forgotten History

This book is a must read for anyone interested in world war two. Amazing history!

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excellent

this book chronicles the unsung contributions made by polish forces. an absolutely captivating listen and one to not be passed up.

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Generic overview of WW2 Polish military history

This is a great book for those who have very little understanding of polish military history of WW2 is it strongly centered around the fighting spirit of Poles and the ineptitude of their allies to stand up for and with them. The book itself us well researched but does seem to have a flair of emotion to it. The author is clearly passionate about this subject and what he views as a failure of the West to stand up for Polish independance. a fantastic book to use to gain insight into further battles and units to research. The narrator was easy to listen too and the book itself flowed fairly well.

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Great listen.

Great listen about the untold stories of WW2. As usual, the pronounciation of Polish names, locations, etc, are mispronounced, but something that I was able to get over (self corrected in my head). Would definitely recommend.

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Polish Tragedy

This is a story that needed to be told. The Polish accomplishments that were purposely hidden by its allies, especially the British and Americans, along with the atrocities by the Nazis and the Russians.

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  • Robert
  • 04-02-21

Good to hear the story written by non Polish

Great 2ww history about straggling Polish people. one thing tho, why there is mention of gen. Sikorski's mysterious death?

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  • Dezy
  • 02-02-19

A must read

for anyone who is interested in world war 2.
the forgotten story of the courageous poles who fought from start to finish

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