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  • THE LIBERATION OF STALAG XB AT SANDBOSTEL, APRIL 1945

    THE LIBERATION OF STALAG XB AT SANDBOSTEL, APRIL 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Chitham, John (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1945-04-30

    BU 4884

    After meeting heavy opposition, troops of the Guards Armoured Division captured Stalag XB at Sandbostel, near Zeven. This camp also contained a large number of political prisoners of all nationalities as well as British POWs and Allied soldiers. The...

  • THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McConville, W. E. (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-05-19

    NA 15138

    Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Carpathian Rifles Division (2nd Polish Corps) bringing their dead comrades from the battlefield after the last battle of Monte Cassino, 19 May 1944. They are passing by the 3rd Division's Advanced Dressing Station,...

  • 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 MIDDLE EAST, 1942-1943

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 1942-1943

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Cash (Capt) 1942-08-15

    E 15686

    The Women's Auxiliary Service of the Polish Army in the Middle East was composed of women and girls who were imprisoned in the Soviet Gulag after the German-Soviet Invasion of Poland and were released after signing of the Sikorski -Mayski Agreement...

  • 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: Baynes (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1945-04-15

    NA 24088

    Infantry of the 3rd Carpathian Rifles Division (2nd Polish Corps) passing through the streets of Imola on their way to the next objective, 15 April 1945.

  • THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO, JANUARY-MAY 1944

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT (PID) SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Polish official photographer 1944-05-18

    HU 128195

    British and Polish troops (3rd Carpathian Rifles Division, 2nd Corps) raising the Union Jack alongside the Polish flag in the ruins of the Monte Cassino Monastery, 18 May 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: Gunn (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-08-28

    NA 18082

    25 pounder artillery gun of the 2nd Polish Corps in action against enemy strongpoints before the Gothic Line. Photograph taken in Monte delle Forche area, 28 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: Menzies (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-11-14

    NA 20109

    Duckhouse, British Army centre-forward, about to head the first goal in the football game between the Eigth Army and the 2nd Polish Corps in Rome, 14 November 1944. In spite of a change in the weather a huge crowd turned up. The final score was British...

  • 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: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit (Undefined) 1944-08

    B 8460

    A Sherman tank of the "B" Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment (10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, 1st Polish Armoured Division) disembarking from a LST landing craft onto the Mulberry artificial harbour at Arromanches, 26-28 July 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....

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