One of the darkest days in modern history was September 1, 1939, when the German war machine rolled into Poland. After a five-week struggle against a ruthless enemy far superior in equipment and personnel, Poland succumbed. But in their hearts, the Poles refused to admit defeat.
Although the regular fighting on Polish soil came to an end, it continued underground, and carried into foreign lands. Polish officers and men, risking their lives, made their way to France to join the new Polish Army being organized there, then to Great Britain and the Middle East.
Time and again, the Polish Armed Forces were a major influence on the course of the Second World War. Beset by invaders throughout history, they had become a tough and resolute people, determined to restore their independence and their country's freedom. This book is a tribute to those who fought the battle for a free Poland.