Poles in Kaiser's Army On the Front of the First World War - Kaczmarek, Ryszard
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The book describes the fate of Poles in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Poland did not exist for over a hundred years on the political map of Europe at that time, and the Poles had to fight for the opposite sides of the conflict: Germany, Austria, and Russia. In the German army, regiments recruited in Poznan, Upper Silesia, Masuria, and Eastern Pomerania were considered as "Polish." They were sent to the Western front and participated in the great battles of Arras, Verdun, and the Somme. Poles were also present on the Eastern front, in the Balkans, on the Italian front,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The book describes the fate of Poles in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Poland did not exist for over a hundred years on the political map of Europe at that time, and the Poles had to fight for the opposite sides of the conflict: Germany, Austria, and Russia. In the German army, regiments recruited in Poznan, Upper Silesia, Masuria, and Eastern Pomerania were considered as "Polish." They were sent to the Western front and participated in the great battles of Arras, Verdun, and the Somme. Poles were also present on the Eastern front, in the Balkans, on the Italian front, and even in the colonies. An important part of the forgotten history of Poles in the Kaiser's army was the relationship between Polish soldiers and German officers. In regiments recruited on the Polish soil, it was common to use the Polish language, and from 1917 Poles deserted to the Polish Army formed in France.
  • Produktdetails
  • Geschichte - Erinnerung - Politik. Studies in History, Memory and Politics 33
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 281484
  • Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 322
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. April 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 217mm x 157mm x 30mm
  • Gewicht: 535g
  • ISBN-13: 9783631814840
  • ISBN-10: 3631814844
  • Artikelnr.: 59216147
Autorenporträt
Ryszard Kaczmarek is a historian, professor at the Institute of History of the University of Silesia, and director of the Regional Research Institute of the Silesian Library in Katowice, Poland. His research interests lie in Polish history in the twentieth century, German history in the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, and history of Silesia. He is also the author of several books and over 100 scientific articles published in Poland, Germany, France, and Czech Republic.
Inhaltsangabe
Table of Contents I. Poles in Prussian Regiments Before the First World War The Prussian Army After the Unification of Germany Poles in Prussian Regiments Before the First World War The Recruit's Training II. First Fights in Autumn 1914 The Mobilization Border Struggles To the West Baptism of Fire Rossignol Cutry Baslieux Always Marching III. In the Trenches of the Western Front A Soldier in the Trench Assault and Defense New Armaments Losses Beyond the Front German Officers and Polish Soldiers IV. Major Battles in the West Verdun The Battle of the Somme Lorette V. On the Eastern Front Galicia and the Carpathians Transylvania In Northern Russia The Eastern Front in the Eyes of a Pole in a German Uniform VI. On the Italian Front VII. 1918: Failed Spring Offensive and Retreat Last German Offensive The Retreat Postwar Epilogue Annex Afterword to the English Edition Index