This book is a neat little introduction to Poland's participation in World War II. It begins with a quick, six-page overview of Polish history prior to WWII, and then launches into the war. This book is quite short, being a mere 106 pages when the bibliography and index are not counted (in the hardcover, 2000 edition). However, it contains many excellent black-and-white pictures, but no maps at all. Overall, I liked this book, but did find it a little too short to be of much value. It would make a good book for younger readers, who need a (very) short overview of Polish activity during the war. But, I would not recommend it for adult readers.