we'd have been stuffed without Polish airmen & Soldiers, not just the battle of Britain but North Africa, Italy, Arnhem, you name it.
with all the recent war commemorations, i really wanted to say thank you, since the media usually ignore Polands role,
and since i don't know any Polish ex-combatants this forum will have to do!
at the imperial war museum north Polands contribution wasn't even mentioned, the trend now seems to be to emphasise the role of commonwealth troops for reasons of political correctness. at least David Reynolds film "1942" mentioned Poles as :"by far the most recklessly brave allied fighters" and gave Montecassino good coverage.
so you saved our arses , and what happened after the war is too tragic for words, and yes our governments actions were shamefull in the extreme at times
but the contribution to British lives of the Polish Refugees who couldn't go home is amazing.
My Mum used to work for this Exiled Polish Author
Mycielska Wanda was born on November 26, 1925 in Warsaw. She died July 14, 2011 in Yorkshire, UK. Since 1940, lived in exile. She lived among others France, England, and for many years in Brazil.
and i used to spend my holidays at her large country house while mum worked, the family spoiled me every xmas and they were some of the happiest times of my life playing with the dogs, exploring the house and garden. i'm really glad to read that she lived to see her book published in Poland in 2009
(the family moved north so we lost contact)
the house was often visited by famous people and i got the autograph of the late great actor Phillip Maddoc, i remember sitting on his knee
so anyway this rambling post is my grossly inadequate attempt to say Thank you Poland