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  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    part of "ZIMNAL MARIAN (LIEUTENANT COLONEL) COLLECTION 03" (photographs) Made by: Polish official photographer 1944-08

    MH 1399

    General Stanisław Maczek (first from the right, shirtless), the Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, in conversation with a Scottish regiment officer at the Division's headquaters, probably August 1944.

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Curtis (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-08-11

    NA 17805

    Driver Macdonald, an ambulance driver, talking to one of the Polish nurses at Ancona, 11 August 1944. Female nurses of the 2nd Polish Corps were ferried to the city by Landing Craft Infantry ships (LCI) alongside Royal Engineers and Italian pioneers....

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Wilkes (Sgt) (Photographer) 1944-08-08

    B 8829

    Sergeant McVay of the Black Watch, 51st Highland Division (second from the left) sharing a joke with soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division before setting off for the attack on the Caen hinge at the beginning of the Operation 'Totalise',...

  • PREPARATIONS FOR THE SECOND FRONT IN EUROPE

    PREPARATIONS FOR THE SECOND FRONT IN EUROPE

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Wooldridge (Sgt) 1944-04-29

    H 37970

    After months of hard training, soldiers received their final instructions on weapons which were used when the Second Front opened. These photographs taken at Denmead, Hampshire, home of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 9th Brigade,...

  • THE 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION IN THE MARETH LINE, TUNISIA,

    THE 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION IN THE MARETH LINE, TUNISIA,

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLaren (Lt) 1943-03-25

    NA 1499

    Lieutenant Colonel J. Cochrane, Royal Corps of Signals, 51st Highland Division with two Polish Army Colonels attached to Divisional HQ.

  • BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    part of "STALAG XXA COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Gąsior, Mariusz (Photographer) 2011-12-12

    DC 659

    From top to bottom. Drawing of a heart pierced with an arrow with a caption reading: 'Man Marry'. Large drawing of a crucifix. Personal inscription made by Private R. Scott of the Seaforth Highlanders, Army service number 2821994, POW number...

  • BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    part of "STALAG XXA COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Gąsior, Mariusz (Photographer) 2011-12-12

    DC 625

    From top to the bottom. Inscription reading: 'Best Ro Lewis; My Lost Love' (?) Personal inscription made by Corporal James MacDonald, 1st Battalion the Gordon Highlanders, Army service number 2873448, POW number 36495. Caption reads: '...

  • BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    part of "STALAG XXA COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Gąsior, Mariusz (Photographer) 2011-12-12

    DC 651

    From top to bottom. Drawing of two crossed ladles encircled by barbed wire. Ladles divide drawing in four quarters with different piece of food/drink in each of them: cup of barley water, potato (?), water pump, plate of soup (?). Personal inscription...

  • BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    part of "STALAG XXA COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Gąsior, Mariusz (Photographer) 2011-12-12

    DC 731

    From top to bottom. Inscription reading: 'Gool old Churchill; Give the German Bs hell'. Inscription in French. Third personal inscription made by Corporal H. Robinson of the 8th Battalion, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders; Army...

  • BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

    part of "STALAG XXA COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Gąsior, Mariusz (Photographer) 2011-12-12

    DC 642

    From top to bottom. Two drawings of a cross. Inscription made by W/R (?) Taylor reading '... Taylor; 8 Days, 16 Sept 1941 (?)'. There were a number of servicemen named Taylor imprisoned in Stalag XXA. Fort XI of Stalag XXA (20A) in Toruń (...

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