“Project Eagle”. Polish intelligence agents in reports and documents of the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

In his latest book, John Micgiel takes us behind the scenes to reveal the joint operation of Polish and American intelligence at the end of the Second World War. “Project Eagle” is the remarkable story of the parachute-volunteers unit operating behind enemy lines. A story that has been almost completely forgotten. Towards the end of…


Fighting Auschwitz. A resistance movement in a concentration camp

There has been a lot of talk about the prison resistance movement operating in Auschwitz. The number of books devoted not only to the issue itself, but also to Witold Pilecki, is growing. Meanwhile, the most important book on this subject was written by a former Auschwitz prisoner over forty years ago. Józef Garliński was…


Polish Migrants in European Film 1918-2017

Kris Van Heuckelom is Associate Professor in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies at the University of Leuven (Belgium). His well-written and informative study Polish Migrants in European Film, investigates the long-running tradition of Polish migration, with its developments over the course of a century. The starting point lies in the partitions-era, the “Great Emigration”, when…


Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France and "Revolution" 1891-1956

The suggestive image of an “Iron Curtain” creating an airtight separation of East and Central Europe from the western part of the continent often prevent us from taking note of exchanges which took place across the divide from Szczecin to Trieste. Similarly, if we examine Cold War intellectual history, we tend to look on the…


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