Sunday, March 20, 2011

No Greater Ally, by Kenneth Koskodan review

I finished reading No Greater Ally a couple weeks ago. You can read the full review on WWII history blog and the first paragraph is bellow:

You may be surprised to learn that it was an all-Polish squadron that scoured the most enemy kills and fewest lost planes during the Battle of Britain. These Polish pilots reported enemy kills only when doubly-confirmed. This careful reporting was meant to accurately display their value to the doubting British military and public. Author Kenneth Koskodan accomplishes a similar goal with the same means. Based on first-person interviews, official military documents, and other published works his well-assembled account dispels any doubt one may have about the Poles' important contribution to the Allied war-effort. Read more...



And be sure to check out the Hat's 1/72 scale WWII Polish Infantry models.

2 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

Sounds a good book.
Btw...the figs on the book covers...they are from the Airfix mary rose set :-D
Cheers
Paul

Cams said...

Interesting book it tackles on how the Koskodan aims to correct the errors and ignorance which traditionally surround the Polish military forces in the war .I recently went to a large country house (Audley End) and was surprised to find a War Memorial to the 108 Polish members of Special Operations Executive who died on missions in occupied Poland. Over 500 pols were trained here between 1941 and 1945. Worthy allies indeed.of my book discusses the unusual living accommodations of the service troops The Polish contribution is often overlooked. I recently went to a large country house (Audley End) and was surprised to find a War Memorial to the 108 Polish members of Special Operations