Operating from outside their homelands, exile armies have been an understudied phenomenon in history and international politics. From avoiding the fate of being a mere tool for a patron power to facing issues regarding their military efficacy and political legitimacy, exiled armies have found their journey home a tortuous one. This collection of essays covers the experience of exiled forces in the Second World War, principally in Europe, and also covers their activities around the globe during the Cold War and beyond.
Matthew Bennett is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and a medieval historian interested in both the ethos and practice of warfare. His publications include an atlas of medieval warfare for Cambridge University Press and a score of articles. His current projects include a volume on medieval warfare for a series on the History of Warfare. Paul Latawski is a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, London and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. His principal research interests include contemporary Poland and security in Central Europe. He has published extensively on these topics.