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Polish soldiers in France 1940

Article about: Hi all, As some of you may or may not know, my father was a Polish soldier in WW2. To honour my father's memory and to honour the sacrifice made by Polish soldiers in the war against Nazi an

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    This is a link to the Order of Battle of the 2e Division d'Infanterie Polonaise (2e DIP)* of the French Supreme Headquarters (GQG) Reserve:

    Réserve de GQG Order of Battle, 10 May 1940

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    *2nd Rifle Division (2 Dywizja Strzelców Pieszych)

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    As Andrzej said... another day, another photo:

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    Photo from the Hieronim Dekutowski web site.

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    A list of ships involved in evacuating Polish soldiers, sailors and airmen from the French ports along the Bay of Biscay (click on the lists to enlarge):
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    Allied troops troop evacuated on SS Guinean.

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    Polish Gydnina-America liner MS Sobieski requisitioned as troopship.
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    Polish troops aboard the MS Sobieski.

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    Polish Gydina-America liner MS Batory prior to being requisitioned as troopship.

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    HMT Ettrick.

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    SS Arandora Star evacuating Polish airmen at St. Jean de Luz.
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    Polish personnel onboard the SS Arandora Star.
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    Polish airman Kazimierz Chomacki


    SS Lancastria. The sinking of the troopship Lancastria at St Nazaire in 1940 was Britain's worst ever maritime disaster.
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    Bombed by a Junkers Ju 88, between 4000-6000 British troops and personnel were lost when the SS Lancastria was sunk.
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    Two links about the sinking of the SS Lancastria:
    Home - HMT Lancastria Association
    BBC News - Today - Lancastria: Britain's forgotten disaster

    Two ships that rescued survivors from the SS Lancastria:

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    HMS Galatea

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    SS Oronsay

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    Hi everyone,

    Posted below are photographs of Polish Troops aboard the Royal Scotsman evacuated from France June 1940

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    Once again click on the photographs to enlarge in a new window.

    Hope that you enjoy

    Andrzejku

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    Hi everyone,

    Some more photos of 10PSK during June 1940.

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    I hope that you like them.

    p.s. click on the photograph to enlarge and open in a new window.

    Andrzejku

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    Hi everyone,

    Some more photos of 10PSK during June 1940.

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    Anyone know what motorcycle model was used by the Poles in France?

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    That's odd - the AT gun, which has wheels, is sitting atop a trailer. Anyone know why?

    Thanks for posting Andrzej.

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    That's odd - the AT gun, which has wheels, is sitting atop a trailer. Anyone know why?
    It looks like it might be on a special sidecar, though I probably don't know what I am talking about.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Could be? Or is it towed by the truck? If a sidecar I'd like to see more pics of that. Organic AT capability for a motorcycle unit?

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    Hello! Very hard to find! Items from Normandy or Picardie aare more easy to find, I suppose. I ask to a fellow collecting French 1940.

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