Introduction /Decay, 1718-60 /The Confederation of the Bar, 1768-72: Commonwealth Army under Stanislaw Augustus - Confederate army - course of the war - First Partition /The Army, 1772-88 /Defense of the Constitution, 1788-92: Organization - strategy and tactics - course of the war - Second Partition /Army of the Insurrection, 1793-94: Kosciusko - the peasant rising - course of the war - defeat - Third Partition /Polish soldiers in exile /Bibliography /Index
Despite extraordinary victories against impossible odds, Poland succumbed to partition at the hands of its more powerful neighbors in the late 18th century. This book celebrates the diverse armies that defended independent Poland against invasion and partition.
Vincent W. Rospond received his Masters in Eastern European History from the University of Illinois as well as studying at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He has spent almost 20 years as an executive in the publishing and gaming industry. Vincent caught the history bug early and has spent the past 50 years collecting books and miscellanea covering his interests, and he has written articles on a variety of historical periods. He currently lives at the sunny New Jersey shore with his wife, kids and dog.
Colour representation is first class. Providing an excellent reference source, this book is a welcome addition to the series, with undoubted appeal to both the modeller and military enthusiast. - Military Modelcraft International An interesting addition to the 18th Century bookshelf. - Stuart Asquith