• 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
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (65 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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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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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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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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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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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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Amazing Forgotten History

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

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Remembering the sacrifice of the Polish people

A well told story of the struggle for freedom by the Polish people from their foes and from those who were supposed to help them but instead exploited them.

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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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Must read for students of WWII

A detailed accounting of Poland’s overlooked and misperceived military contribution to the Allies’ victory in North Africa, Italy, and Europe (Western and Eastern). Well researched and presented.

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One of the saddest books ever

Betrayal, Realpolitik - Abandoned at Fall Weiss (Case White), murdered or marched to Siberia death camps (Katyn Forest), paras destroyed by Brit incompetence at Market-Garden and written off at Yalta by the Western Allies because of Stalin.

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  • 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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  • Marco
  • 08-13-19

No Greater Ally

No Greater Ally The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II - fantastic material.

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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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