New York: Vantage Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Stanislaw ochowski (1908-1999), "a prominent Polish Officer" during the Second World War, relates his view of "how Eastern Europe was lost by the British into the hands of Stalin's empire." Much of the book is dedicated to Churchill's policies relating to Poland, with subsections including "Winston Churchill as Seen by the Poles" and "Churchill's Policy of Submission to Stalin".
It is unsurprising to find a work by a Polish Second World War veteran critical of Churchill. Churchill's relationship with Poland had its controversies. On 5 July, 1943, the Liberator bomber carrying General W adys aw Eugeniusz Sikorski, the preeminent Polish figure of the Second World War and leader of the Polish government in exile, crashed immediately after taking off from Gibraltar. Sikorski's death fueled conspiracy theories, as the cause of Polish sovereignty, for which Sikorski advocated, was a thorn in the side of relations between the American, British, and Soviet Allies; Poland would be effectively ceded to the Soviet sphere of influence for the long Cold War that followed the Second World War.
This volume is fine in a near fine jacket. The red cloth binding and contents are both immaculate apart from a hint of spotting to the otherwise clean and bright top edge of the text block. The unclipped dust jacket is bright and complete with only trivial scuffing. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Uncommon, as evidenced by the fact that it is not noted by bibliographer Curt Zoller. Item #004512