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LAB, SERV, COMP, (RAMP, GUARD) Polska Kompania Wartownicza

Article about: The Legitymajca/identity card for the Guards badge of my earlier post: Legitymajca/identity card for Allied Land Contingent Polish Forces issued by Polish Military Center, Nürnberg (Nurember

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    Default Re: LAB, SERV, COMP, (RAMP, GUARD) Polska Kompania Wartownicza

    The Legitymajca/identity card for the Guards badge of my earlier post:

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    Legitymajca/identity card for Allied Land Contingent Polish Forces issued by Polish Military Center, Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Germany.

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    The Polish Military Centre was based at Nürnberg-Langwasser site of the largest Polish POW camp for NCOs and privates in the part of Germany that was occupied after the end of the war by the American 3rd Army. The camp was set up in the spring of 1945 and its population peaked at circa 5,000 Polish servicemen. Initially the Poles hoped that the men gathered there would reinforce the Polish Armed Forces in the West. However, due to Britain's opposition to those plans no more than 800 former POWs made it to the Polish 2nd Corps in Italy. The rest were faced with an alternative—returning to Poland or staying on and finding work in Germany. While only about 20% of the camp residents chose to go back to Poland, the great majority (approx. 3,000) joined the US Labor Service to work as guards at American military installations or German POW camps. After the recruitment phase came to an end, the Americans closed the Nürnberg-Langwasser base and sent off the remaining Polish residents to various civilian DP centres in Germany. A Polish soldier's newspaper was published by the Langwasser camp weekly 'Pismo Zolnierza'.

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    THE POLISH MILITARY CENTER AT LANGWASSER NEAR NUREMBERG (1945-1946) [Polski Osrodek Wojskowy Langwasser pod Norymberga (1945-1946)]
    by Brzoza Czeslaw
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    Rare patch and award document
    Suppose worked alongside the Polish guard units in Germany

    first one I have ever seen
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    Quote by dorava View Post
    Rare patch and award document
    Suppose worked alongside the Polish guard units in Germany first one I have ever seen
    Very interesting! Also never seen similar or heard of the mission before, thanks for sharing
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    Default J Jakielaszek 4th Guard company

    Hi this thread is close to my heart. My great grand father was in the 4th kompania wartownicza corporal J Jakielaszek. He ws based out in Palestine and Egypt guarding Italian prisoners of war in the Bolshevik war he was a Wywiadowca.
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    Two recently acquired badges for archive.

    Labor Service Company 4506 (Nancy Ordnance Depot)

    Labor Service Company 4087 (Mannheim)

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    Hordeum, thanks for sharing these very scarcely seen badges with us. And congratulations on your new acquisitions

    Cheers,
    Tony
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