The Polish Army in 1939 (Paperback)

By Vincent W. Rospond

Winged Hussar Publishing, 9780990364948, 150pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2017



One of the only complete histories of the Polish Army in 1939

The Polish Army in 1939 provides a detailed account of the planning, strategy, organization and equipment that made up the force that first faced the Blitzkrieg and the Soviet Army.With over 200 illustrations and maps - many in color - The Polish Army in 1939 allows the reader to understand what happened and why the contest may not have bee uneven as is sometimes portrayed. In addition to sections on uniforms and equipment, the strategic and tactical organization of the army outlined as well as the various vehicles and airplanes tht made up the Polish Army. This book provides a full order of battle on the Polish forces, as well as the German and Soviet units involved in the attack on Poland, . There are biographies on various generals and politicians involved in the campiagn. Several maps were developed specifically for this edition. The German invasion of Poland in 1939 initiated World War II. At the time it was thought that Poland would be able to hold off until their French and English allies could aid them. Though poor planning on the part of the allies and under estimation on the abilities of German combined with a change of strategic planning led to the quick defeat of the Polish army.

About the Author

Vincent W. Rospond received his Master's in Eastern European History from the University of Illinois as well as studying at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the MBA program at Seton Hall University. He has spent almost 20 years as an executive in the publishing and gaming industry. He started Winged Hussar Publishing, LLC (WHP) as a venture for historians to publish books and articles on lesser known periods of history and give readers access to translated historical documents. His first book for WHP is a new edition of Caesar's Commentaries of the Gallic Wars. In addition to his work at WHP, he is editor of the Journal of America's Military Past, a peered reviewed journal focusing on the people, places and things related to America's military . He currently lives at the sunny New Jersey shore with his wife, kids, and dog.