REPATRIATION OF POLISH SERVICEMEN FROM BRITAIN TO POLAND, 1945-1948

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  • D 26811
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Photographs
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1945-12-31
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  • object name: print
  • object category: Photography
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photographs

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A scene at Tilbury docks: on the dockside, the Guards band entertains thousands of Polish troops on board SS BANFORA, moored alongside, as they wait to depart from Britain, 31 December 1945. Many of them would face prosecution at the hands of communist regime for serving alongside the Western Allies.

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