'I'm here because of Norman Davies' Historian Roger Moorhouse on Poland
Communism is collapsing. A young Roger Moorhouse is watching it all on TV, fascinated and inspired by Poland. He goes on to study Central European History with... Norman Davies. His love of the region and deep fascination with German history and the Second World War has led him to write several acclaimed books, including 'The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin' and 'The Third Reich in 100 Objects.' Roger is now completing a book about one of the least understood phases of the war, the Nazi invasion of Poland in September, 1939.
- Why Roger believes Polish history should be taught in English-speaking countries
- The unknown story of the Nazi-Soviet pact ignored by generations of historians and why Roger believes the Soviet state covered up the relationship.
- Why the presentation of Polish history can be 'overemotional and needs to be toned down.'
- What is was like working with Norman Davies on books like Rising '44
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