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, Paul Havers <paul.havers@p...>
> As there was so much talk about the Polish soldiers in op Market
Garden I thought this might be appropriate
This week, hundreds of war veterans from Great Britain and Poland
have commemorated the Battle of Arnhem, culminating in a march past
across the River Rhine. A crowd of more than one hundred thousand(!)
cheered the aged ex-soldiers
At the same time, the Dutch National Broadcasting Station remembered
Polish soldiers who took part in the liberation of the southwestern
part of Holland, exactly sixty years ago.
Still and motion pictures were shown of young Polish soldiers
dressed in British-style battle gear.
Elderly eyewitnesses stated how dumbfounded they had been when they
discovered that they had been liberated not by British, Americans or
Canadians but by Polish soldiers.
In the meantime, a campaign is gaining momentum in Holland, led by
the father of Dutch Queen Beatrix, to have Polish Paratrooper
General Sosabowski rehabilitated, who was blamed by his British
superiors for the failure of the Battle of Arnhem, and removed from
It is gratifying to see that sixty years after the date; the role of
Polish soldiers is still being remembered and recognised.