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General Maczek's Great Map of Scotland


szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
8 Nov 2008 /  #1
With November the 11th coming soon I thought it would be apt to post a thread that would remind people about General MacZek. This one is a bit different.

When staying in Scotland the General built a Map of Scotland in his garden. It is made of concrete with the contours and mountains raised. The map sat in a pond, which was then filled with water to represent the sea and lochs.

I am wondering whether there are any other maps like this anywhere ?
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
8 Nov 2008 /  #3
Very interesting............terrible that he was denied a pension after all he did.
noimmigration  
8 Nov 2008 /  #4
I was wondering what those litle brown stains on maps of scotland were.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Nov 2008 /  #5
Pensions are more of a cumulative thing but, in this day and age, things are less clear cut. There are so many honorary awards dished out, he should have been in line for more recognition.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
8 Nov 2008 /  #6
There are so many honorary awards dished out, he should have been in line for more recognition.

Sadly, all Poles fighting with the British, and many for the British people, were simply dumped when it came to celebrate the final victory and the end of WW2.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Nov 2008 /  #7
I agree. Only years later did history get depicted more fairly. People got caught up in a wave of excessive glorification of British achievement. Polish soldiers were dumped, as was the Polish nation.

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