Mark Kane

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (37 of 41)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 831,410 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 41
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Sec&hellip by Halik Kochanski
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
At last an English language narrative which describes how a brave, trusting, and heroic nation was abused by 'friend' and foe alike. Roosevelt's true colours are revealed, as is Churchill's 'realpolitik'. Poland has still not recovered from the genocide of WW2, her best people young and old, were murdered daily,by Germans, Russians and even Ukrainians, in such a brazen manner - that a detached presentation of the facts is very difficult. Hence, Halik Kochanski's dispassionate prose is admirable. Stalin and his heirs continued the destruction of Poland and the Poles, until the Soviets and their followers were ejected in 1989. The gall with which the Soviets operated is clearly described, it… Read more
Poland Alone: Britain, SOE and the Collapse of the&hellip by Jonathan Walker
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
An attempt to justify Poland's betrayal in WW2, refreshing to see in print, but presented entirely from the British perspective. The continued patronisation of a valiant and trusting nation is apparent throughout. The massive contribution by the Poles to the Allied cause is understated, in a typically 'English' manner. The bizarre death of Sikorski and party is skirted over, when it is clear to any student of the times, that he was an obstacle to British / Allied post war planning. Polish paratroops sacrificed at Arnhem, would have preferred to die with their comrades in the Warsaw Uprising, an eventuality they had been preparing for - instead they became Montgomery's cannon fodder in… Read more