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Great Britain, The Soviet Union and the Polish Government in Exile (1939–1945)

  • Authors
  • George V. Kacewicz
Book

Part of the Studies in Contemporary History book series (SICH, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 1-28
  3. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 29-51
  4. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 52-70
  5. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 71-91
  6. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 92-110
  7. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 111-139
  8. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 140-163
  9. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 164-182
  10. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 183-207
  11. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 208-214
  12. George V. Kacewicz
    Pages 215-225
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 226-255

About this book

Introduction

In this book I have attempted to analyze the dilemmas confronting the Polish government-in-exile in London during the Second World War. My main objective has beeen to investigate the actual operation of the Polish govern­ ment and the overall policies of the British government vis-a-vis the Soviet Union insofar as they had a direct bearing on Anglo-Polish relations. Since the outstanding conflicts over territorial claims, and, ultimately, sovereignty, were between Poland and the Soviet Union, considerable attention has been devoted to the relationship between the Polish and Soviet governments during a most trying and difficult period of inter-Allied diplomacy. This work covers the period of operation of the Polish government on British soil until the resignation of Prime Minister Stanislaw Mikolajczyk in November 1944. Although Great Britain did not withdraw diplomatic recognition from the Polish government until July 1945, the Arciszewski government, formed after Mikolajczyk's resignation, was generally ignored by Great Britain. As with all subsequent governments, including that which exists today, Arciszewski's government functioned primarily as the voice of Poland in the West - a government of protest.

Keywords

1939–1945 Europe Polis exile polish-soviet treaty

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9272-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9274-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9272-6
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