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Tom_Poland 1 | 17  
29 Sep 2006 /  #1
Hi!
Just enjoy watching...

maxior.pl/?p=index&id=35093&0 // link not working //

I have just seen this 10minutes film about Poles and Polish military units during the WW2. I know that there are many of people here who are seeking some information concerning Polish history - here, please check this short film. It's really good and worth commenting on...

Till the next time!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Sep 2006 /  #2
Good link Tom. So are the other films on there....
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
8 Nov 2006 /  #3
I have a Question, Where in poland would there be information on how to
get records there about this? we have Draft cards here, but wouldnt there
be something on them there as well? curious.
farmboy12  
9 Nov 2006 /  #4
that was a very good film. to myself it means somkething as my dad fought in ww2 for the polish army, he was a prisoner of war, escaped, fought for the polish army in italy, and ended up in england where, after the war ended he immigrated to canada. do you know of any sites in england or poland where a person might find any records of people who served in these wars.

thanks

the other films on this site, are they related to the war. as the site is in polish and i cannot read polish, i used to be able to speak it, but with years of not using it, a person forgets
Micek - | 13  
21 Dec 2006 /  #5
If you're asking about Polish Units fighting during II WW you should try in London. There is INSTYTUT POLSKI I MUZEUM IM. GEN. SIKORSKIEGO. They have almost all of the archives about it.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
21 Dec 2006 /  #6
I visited the War museum in Warsaw and was truly belittled by the dreadful time Polish people had during the war.

I can only marvel and pay tribute to a most resourceful, brave and resilient people/country in Europe.
anielka 2 | 84  
4 Feb 2007 /  #7
I watched the film- in parts give a good if basic excerpts of Polish contribution to the Aliied effort in WW2. I hope though the footage of presumably Polish cavalry attacking German tanks is dismissed outright as fabrication-see my post 146 "Poland has paid 68 million pounds for helping UK in WW2" for clarification.
Maciej44 - | 1  
16 Jan 2008 /  #8
If your looking for any information about someone who served with the polish forces in WW2, like Micek said the Sikorski Institute in London, England can help. Send them an email with the name of the person you inquire about and if you know where they served for example Polish Second Corps in Italy, it will help them find information faster. Another place yo can try is the Hoover Institute.
ciscosupastar 2 | 16  
16 Jan 2008 /  #9
plav.org/veday.htm

This is also a good site about polish soldiers and their position in the war and how the allies position and victories would have been much less decisive with out the polish divisions....
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
16 Jan 2008 /  #10
"giving Poland the distinction of being the only nation to combat Germany throughout the entire war in Europe."
Eh??????
"Poland was also the only nation to fight Nazi aggression on every front "
eh?,no it wasnt,both Britain and france had forces in Russia.......
"The solution and working enigma machine were then delivered to England where they were used for decoding Nazi messages throughout the war,"
Wrong,they lasted for around a year untill the germans changed the codes and machines and work had to start all over again on cracking the new codes at bletchley park.

Rest of its good though :)
ciscosupastar 2 | 16  
16 Jan 2008 /  #11
Rest of its good though :)

Thx isthatu

just thought it was quite interesting ..... and figured people on here would like me to share it in this forum.....
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
16 Jan 2008 /  #12
I'll qualify my objections to those 3 points;

"giving Poland the distinction of being the only nation to combat Germany throughout the entire war in Europe."

Only if you take WW2 as starting on sept 1st 1939. In britain and france ww2 started on the third of sept '39 and both nations had forces fighting till the end. Some could say ww2 started much earlier say in Spain in 36 where the main protaganists fought a proxy war,in which case ......ya get the picture :) or didnt start as a true World War until Japan became involved .....

"Poland was also the only nation to fight Nazi aggression on every front "
eh?,no it wasnt,both Britain and france had forces in Russia.......

True,but Poland had a much larger force on the east front than britain or france,but not ,technicaly under the same Polish government as the rest ,in the west.(so,maybe for real pedants ....nah,lets not go there :) )

And the last bit,many Poles worked at Bletchley park,it wasnt a Brits only "party" .
celinski 31 | 1,258  
17 Jan 2008 /  #13
Russia is releasing records, as is Ukraine ,Germany and Poland.

excellant Poland site for air force polishairforce.pl/blazejowski.html

Poles on the front lines

ww2.pl/apps/?command=fotografie/pokaz

Karta files has alot of information. karta.org.pl/Default.asp?jezyk=2

This is an email address for requesting files from UK. polishasstdisoff@northolt.raf.mod.uk

Poland First to fight
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
17 Jan 2008 /  #14
celinski

Carol I got that far now :) this was old post, I appreciate the help tho :))
celinski 31 | 1,258  
18 Jan 2008 /  #15
There is access to three short Real Audio interviews of Mieczyslaw (Mitch)
Lutczyk by Marcelina Styczynska. Mitch speaks primarily in Polish, and
Marcelina gives brief English summations. (If you don't have Real
Audio, there's a link on the site.)
Mitch talks about being attacked by the Germans and Russians in 1939,
then fighting back as a tank commander in Normandy in 1944.

vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=feature/normandy/norm_ report/daily_jun10
Eagle20 16 | 119  
18 Jan 2008 /  #16
where a person might find any records of people who served in these wars.

Try the MOD for info. The address is below:-

APC Polish Enquiries
Building 28B
RAF Northolt
West End Road
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 6NG
England
ZESLAW - | 9  
27 Mar 2008 /  #17
so did my father but stayed in england and wa put in a coal mine, aised 5 children al had good education still have link in poland
celinski 31 | 1,258  
27 Mar 2008 /  #18
Fighting on all Fronts:
The Polish Army, Navy and Air Force reorganised abroad and continued to fight the Germans. In fact they have the distinction of being the only nation to fight on every front in the War. In 1940 they fought in France, in the Norwegian campaign they earned a reputation for bravery at Narvik, and in Africa the Carpathian Brigade fought at Tobruk.

kasprzyk.demon.co.uk/www/history/WW2.html

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