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  • THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939

    THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1939-09-05

    HU 106374

    German battleship SMS Schleswig-Holstein firing at the Polish Military Transit Depot during the siege of Westerplatte, 5 September 1939.

  • Karabiniek wz 1929 & Polish Mauser rifle

    Karabiniek wz 1929 & Polish Mauser rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Fabryka Broni w Polska, Radom, Poland 1931

    FIR 7278

    The Polish wz 1929 short rifle was the standard Polish infantry weapon at the time of the German invasion of 1939. Upon its re-establishment as an independent state at the end of the First World War, Poland had found itself in the possession of large...

  • Polish wz35 anti-tank rifle

    Polish wz35 anti-tank rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    FIR 9018

    The wz35 or Maroszek anti-tank rifle was one of the better examples of early attempts made to provide infantrymen with portable anti-tank weapons. Before the advent of shaped-charge projectiles during the Second World War, these efforts were focused on...

  • THE MAJDANEK TRIALS, 1944-1948

    THE MAJDANEK TRIALS, 1944-1948

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT (PID) SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1944-07-23

    HU 130976

    Six SS guards of the Majdanek concentration, guarded by troops of the 1st Polish Army, in the courtroom at Lublin during their trial. Photograph probably taken on the day of Majdanek liberation, 23 July 1944.

  • ALLIED AIR CHIEFS VISIT BELGIAN AND FRENCH AIR FRONTS

    ALLIED AIR CHIEFS VISIT BELGIAN AND FRENCH AIR FRONTS

    (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CL 1533

    Allied Air Chiefs have made their first visit - a four day tour - to the Belgian and French airfields to see the work of the Allied Air Forces on the Continent. On their way over from England by air they flew over the early battle grounds - Caen, Falaise...

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer 1945-10-17

    A 30781

    The Polish Navy destroyer ORP Garland underway, 17 October 1945.

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945

    THE POLISH NAVY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1943-04

    A 16776

    The Polish Navy submarine ORP Sokół (Falcon) coming in off patrol at Algiers, 26-29 April 1943.

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1940

    A 2524

    A torpedo being put back into its tube on board the Polish destroyer ORP Piorun (Thunderbolt) after being fired during a training session. Western Approaches, late 1940.

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Photographer) 1942-08

    A 18381

    Beam view of the Polish Navy destroyer ORP Błyskawica (Lightning) while conducting convoys escort duties in British waters, August 1942.

  • THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    THE POLISH NAVY IN BRITAIN, 1939-1947

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer (Undefined) 1942-12-25

    A 13529

    Bluejackets singing carols and Polish folk songs during Christmas festivities aboard the Polish Navy destroyer ORP Krakowiak in Devonport, 25 December 1942.

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