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The Beginnings of Communist Rule in Poland: December 1943-June 1945
The Beginnings of Communist Rule in Poland: December 1943-June 1945
Edited by Antony Polonsky and Boleslaw Drukier
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980, 464 pp
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These documents, many previously unpublished and only recently brought out of Poland, constitute valuable source material for the history of the period of communist takeover between December 1943 and June 1945. The documents are amply annotated and preceded by an excellent introduction which provides a running account of the strategy and internal discussion of the Workers (Communist) Party and of the Soviet role.