Aspects of History is a magazine and website dedicated to history and historical fiction.
In each episode our editor, Oliver Webb-Carter, will interview historians and novelists about great moments of history.
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Roger Moorhouse on the invasion of Poland in 1939 - Part Two
In this concluding episode of our discussion with Roger Moorhouse, author of First to Fight, we discuss the actions of the Nazis and Soviets during their invasion, and how Poland suffered.You can visit our website where you'll find articles from Roger, as well as links to all his books.You can buy Roger's book here: https://amzn.to/3noXaH6We also discussed a subject in his 2014 book, Devil's Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939
Aspects of History - Roger Moorhouse on the invasion of Poland in 1939
Welcome to the first episode of Aspects of History new podcast. In this episode, the first of two parts, our editor, Oliver Webb-Carter, chats to acclaimed historian Roger Moorhouse, author of First to Fight*. In Part One they discuss the opening shots of the war, the British and French response, and the state of the Polish Army as they faced the Nazi war machine.If you'd like more historical content, head over to our website at https://aspectsofhistory.com where you'll find articles, interviews, book reviews and short stories, all absolutely free.You can buy Roger's book here on Amazon.co.uk: https://amzn.to/3n2XpHV*First to Fight is titled Poland: 1939 in the USA.
I loved listening to this take - one we rarely hear about amongst the noise of the better known battles and political intrigues. How did the Second World War even get to that point in the first place? Great to hear and very much looking forward to hearing more new perspectives on other areas of history.
The Second World War affected so much of our lives but here we learn of the early causes and events that started five years of mayhem.
It reminds me of the Eastern European parable of the Polish sentry in the mist in a trench in 1939. Out of that mist came the Germans on one side and the Russians on the other. Which did he shoot first? The Russian - why? Business first and pleasure second!
Fabulous insight into the September 1939 invasion of Poland, and the beginnings of the Second World War. Looking forward to Part 2 already.