Unique lot of a Polish exile that enlisted in 1943 in the British army; to join the Free Polish Forces. Complete with several discharge papers. I cannot read polish but this must be a very interesting set to research given the WW2 entries! To find documents from these units is a very special thing! See photo's.
The formations, loyal to the Polish government-in-exile, were first formed in France and its Middle East territories following the defeat and occupation of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union in September 1939. After the fall of France in June 1940, the formations were recreated in the United Kingdom. Making a large contribution to the war effort, the Polish Armed Forces in the West was composed of army, air and naval forces. The Poles soon became shock troops in Allied service, most notably in the Battle of Monte Cassino during the Italian Campaign, where the Polish flag was raised on the ruined abbey on 18 May 1944, as well as in the Battle of Bologna and the Battle of Ancona (both also in Italy), and Hill 262 in France in 1944.
Unique 100% original Polish/English Army ID booklet with a direct link to the Polish fightning with the other allied forces!
- plus documents - Monte Cassino - Europe liberation
- Country of Origin
- Army Unit
- Unique WW2 Free Polish Forces Soldiers ID Book - Service/Pay book
- Year of Manufacture
- Original/ Replica
- Fair condition
- Comes with certificate of authenticity