“First to Fight”: Poland’s Defensive War of 1939, with Roger Moorhouse

Data wydarzenia: 25-02-2020 Godzina: 18:30

Miejsce wydarzenia: Cambridge

The story of Poland’s defence against German and Soviet invasion in September 1939 is one that has traditionally fallen through the cracks in the Western narrative of WW2. But it is hugely significant – not only in its own right, as Poland’s independent existence was brutally snuffed out by its totalitarian neighbours – but also as the grim precursor of all that followed in that conflict.

In this lecture, historian Roger Moorhouse will explain the significance of the battles of September 1939, debunk some of the mythology, and sign copies of his brilliant recent study of the campaign: “First to Fight”.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

WHERE: Anstey Hall Hotel, Maris Lane, Cambridge CB2 9LG


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