Books: Poles Apart

WAY OF THE LANCER—Richard Bole-slavski—Babbs-Merrill ($3).

During the War's insanity "Poles fought against Poles, yet all of them were moved by the same patriotism and the same ideals." Russia promised Poland freedom if the Allies won; the Central Powers promised freedom too. Patriotic Poles in the opposing armies, just to make their country's freedom doubly sure, shot each other on sight. On the Russian side was Actor Boleslavski of the Moscow Art Theatre. As an officer of the Polish Lancers he had a dashing part to play. "During the war, and later during...

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