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Davey 13 | 388  
31 Jan 2009 /  #61
I felt terribly in Canada, due to the prevalent deep-rooted and totally hopeless Polonophobia there

That's ridiculous, I've never heard/seen any instances of 'Polnophobia'=/, I really don't believe that Canadians in general really know anything about Poles or Poland to be able to judge anyway.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
1 Feb 2009 /  #62
Excellent link, Trevek. Thanks for that. A lot of Poles are well received in Scotland. I posted a link elsewhere about a Polish-Scottish society aimed at fostering positive ties between our 2 people.

Your welcome, Seanus. The book's a welcome item but sadly too short. A British friend of mine here in Poland is actually the son of a Polish fighter pilot and has all his old uniform and documents. he sometimes goes to schools and speaks about the experiences of the wartime Poles in Britain. I've also done a couple of puppet shows about Wojtek the soldier bear.

When I was working in Glasgow some years ago it was amzing how many of my Scottish colleagues and students had Polish family from that time.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Feb 2009 /  #63
This is something to be proud of. It's as the adage goes, 'quality, not quantity'.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
2 Feb 2009 /  #64
In my experience most of the younger generation are proudly Scottish but also proud (justly so) of their Polish roots.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Feb 2009 /  #65
It's nice to have other roots. I'm part Irish and I'm proud of that fact. It provides some variety, gives you new territory to explore.

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