He did say that he was in a Russian pow camp and thay had one piece of bread per day.
Thats one more piece of bread a day than the germans gave to Russian POWs :(
My Dad did all the worst hard labour jobs that most English would not do
Funny that, around here Poles worked alongside locals in many trades,infact,on one side of Doncaster most of the GPs (Doctors) were ex Polish Airborne medics :)
built for American GI's but had been condemed as unfit for the Americans to live in. The Poles lived in this camp until around 1970 when municipal housing replaced the army shacks.
Erm,not to pick on you,but, please dont give the impression Poles were somehow forced to live in these camps. They could choose to stay there till 1970 but most,like your father,managed to move on quite freely.
It does bug me that so many people seem to focus on the negative when England had no obligation to allow any Pole to stay,anymore than persons of any other Allied nation.
DP (displaced person)
yeah,sorry, I forget sometimes which site Im replying on and forget not everyone has a working knowladge of 1940s acronyms ;)
I know from a particular book that some surely did fight after joining the Polish army in Italy
Yes, of course you are right,many did fight for the Allies as well as the Germans. One old boy I used to know here in England had started his war in the Polish Army then found himself in the German Army followed by the Russian Army than finally with Anders untill he transfered to the Airborne brigade ! :)
erm,actually,thinking about it, did I know your Dad? :) ( If he lived in Donny,and was called "Tom"....)
PS, France and Holland would hint at 2nd Armoured Division maybe?
Like I said before, any specifics, any unit names or numbers you can give will help,alternatly try the Sikorski institute in London,will take an age but they should be able to help you ,all the best with your search .