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Title of item: Free Polish Corp Officers Uniform - (1944).
Starts: Apr-27-03 14:18:30 PDT
Ends: May-07-03 14:18:30 PDT
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Officers Uniform - Free Polish - (1939-1945)
This uniform was worn during the Second World War by: Stanislaus SUBOTNIK.
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1909,he joined the Polish Army in 1938. Having attended an officers training school on the outskirts of Warsaw, he was commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant.
In 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War, he took part in the last defence of Warsaw, fighting against the invading German Army.
On the fall of Poland, he escaped into Russia, but was captured by the Russians, arrested and deported to a Siberian prisoner of war camp. Whilst in the camp at Kazakhstan he spent most of his time chopping timber.
When Russia was invaded by the Germans, he was released by his Russian overseers and made his way across Russia, to join the Free Polish Corp in Tehran.
Under the command of General Anders, he served in Persia and was then posted to Italy in 1944, serving in the Polish II Corps.
Having attained the rank of Captain and finally Major, he was demobbed in India in 1945. He died in 1984.
X2 Jackets,X1 Great coat,X2 side caps and X1 pair of boots. Excellent original condition. Ex-museum typed black framed display history, also included.
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