In 1941 the HQ of the Polish Armed Forces in Canada produced various materials intended to stimulate support for the Polish war effort and ultimately entice new recruits. One of their efforts was this bilingual booklet titled The Polish Soldier (Żołnierz Polski). Here’s a look at some of the content. (click on the photographs to enlarge the images)
The cover has a characteristic Marian Walentynowicz illustration. Examples of his work are contained throughout.
Page 1 and 2:
Enemy accounts of the September 1939 Campaign:
Some photographs. First up is one that pictures three veteran pilots of the Battle of Britain. On the right is fighter ace Witold Urbanowicz, VM, DFC. Urbanowicz, a squadron leader of the famous 303rd Squadron, posted the second highest kill-score among Poles with 17 confirmed wartime kills. He ranked in the top ten Allied aces of the Battle of Britain. At about the time of this photo was taken Urbanowicz was assigned as the 2nd Air Attaché in the Polish Embassy US.
The Lt. Witkowski grouping (being discussed elsewhere in this thread) contains a photo album which has this personally dedicated and signed photograph from Urbanowicz to Witkowski:
A call to join . . . “Here are forged the nails for Hitler’s coffin”:
And excerpt of a General Duch speech:
The back cover: