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How to research Polish WW2 Uniforms


Syrena 7 | 73  
28 May 2007 /  #1
Does anyone know of how to research a navy uniform from WW2? I have a photo of my grandfather in (?dress) uniform and I'd like to know more about it. I have tried some sites but to no avail.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
28 May 2007 /  #2
how to research

What do you mean by that ?
OP Syrena 7 | 73  
28 May 2007 /  #3
Hi G, I mean are there any internet sites with info/pics of the standard polish navy uniforms that i can view and compare to my photo?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
28 May 2007 /  #4
Hard to find...

pre-WW2

Modern Polish military uniforms

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundury_w_polskiej_Marynarce_Wojennej
OP Syrena 7 | 73  
29 May 2007 /  #5
Thanks G! I will give it a go. PS: Loooove the moooostache!
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
8 Jun 2007 /  #6
Syrena You will find very little on the internet or indeed in print on the Polish navy in English.What I can tell you about the uniform of the Polish Navy is that apart from the National Eagle and Polish Navy(in Polish) or the Ships name written round the cap the uniforms were almost identical to those of the Royal Navy at that time,that goes for "other ranks" and Officers. Try also searching the web for the Polish ship Blyskawica(sp) or lightning.This ship escaped through the Baltic along with a handful of others to fight on and even take part I think in D Day. I think during the war it was based for some time on(well obviously not ON ) the Isle of White and I'm sure there is a memorial in the harbor area.

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