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Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

Article about: Good day Here are some photos I acquired recently. Any ideas on who the officers might be and what unit? The penciled note is on the back of the photo of the seated officers. Who are they (i

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    Question Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

    Good day

    Here are some photos I acquired recently. Any ideas on who the officers might be and what unit? The penciled note is on the back of the photo of the seated officers. Who are they (including the civilian in the middle) are where were these photos taken? General Anders on the right perhaps?

    Many thanks

    James
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    Default Re: Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

    Hi James,

    Perhaps it could be the Polish Tank Training Centre in Palestine, the officer on the left MAYBE Major Stanislaw Szostak the deputy commander there perhaps??

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
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    Iraq, December 26, 1942. In uniform seated in front row, on the left is General Zygmunt Bohusz-Szyszko, and two seats to his left is the great General General Władysław Anders. To his immediate left may be General Józef Wiatr. The chap in civilian garb is a Polish exile government dignitary whose name escapes me at the moment.

    Regards,
    T.
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    Default Re: Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    Iraq, December 26, 1942. In uniform seated in front row, on the left is General Zygmunt Bohusz-Szyszko, and two seats to his left is the great General General Władysław Anders. To his immediate left may be General Józef Wiatr. The chap in civilian garb is a Polish exile government dignitary whose name escapes me at the moment.

    Regards,
    T.

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    Default Re: Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

    It says "memento from Iraq" on the back.
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    Default Re: Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

    Hi James,

    The persons in the other 2 photographs are General Kazimierz Sosnkowski and General Wladyslaw Anders.

    Hope this helps a little.

    Best wishes

    Andrzejku

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    Default Re: Taking the Salute - Any ideas on the unit and the senior officers?

    You gentlemen are just magnificent. I'm really pleased to have found some pictures like this.

    I'm never done with asking questions. Any ideas on the unit?

    Anders left the USSR on 19 Aug 42 so would I be right to say that by Dec 42 the rest of the Army in Exile had arrived in Iraq and that this might have been a new unit being formed or inspected for the first time?

    Again many thanks for your comments and excellent knowledge.

    James

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