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Poland : An army in exile history


Their country today, through a series of events, is now free. But as they themselves have created new families, in new countries, returning to the pre-war type ‘home’ that they once knew and fought for is not possible. As each remembrance day comes and goes, the ranks are fewer, however, the medals are polished as bright as ever. The words for their fallen friends are as meaningful for the old soldiers today, as at their first parade.


It is as well also, for new generations to spare a little thought for these survivors and fallen soldiers too. So that History may not repeat itself in the future and mankind make the same sort of mistakes. So it is hoped you find these notes and this part of the site interesting. To those who have an interest or may-be just curious, this is just a short history of these people, who, had history taken a different path might just as well have been the history of yourselves and your own countries.

Route of the first polish armoured division Normandy 1944 to the port of Wilhemshaven Germany 1945

Route of the 1st polish armoured division Normandy 1944

to the port of Wilhemshaven Germany 1945

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Headquarters office of the first polish armoured division 1944

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD


AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD


AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM


NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN


AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN


AND IN THE MORNING


WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

For the fallen in defence of your freedom

1ST Polish Armoured Division Photograph HQ offices - Page 5