Davies, Norman Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw
Pan 2004-06-04 0330488635 / 9780330488631 Paperback Used: Good Paperback 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)
784 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwideRising '44 is a brilliant narrative account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 20th century history, drawing on Davies' unique understanding of the issues and characters involved. In August 1944 Warsaw offered the Wehrmacht the last line of defence against the Red Army's march from Moscow to Berlin. When the Red Army reached the river Vistula, the people of Warsaw believed that liberation had come. The Resistance took to the streets in celebration, but the Soviets remained where they were, allowing the Wehrmacht time to regroup and Hitler to order that the city of Warsaw be razed to the ground.