- For the members who know of this already, I apologise, but for the newer members this is wonderful history – The General Langfitt Story Polish RefugeesMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2012View Source
For the members who know of this already, I apologise, but for the newer members this is wonderful history –
The General Langfitt Story
Polish Refugees Recount Their Experiences of Exile, Dispersal and Resettlement
By Maryon Allbrook and Helen Cattalini
ISBN 0 644 35781 9
First Published 1995
Available on line here: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/refugee/langfitt/
From the introduction:
The General Langfitt Story combines excellently the extraordinary background account of a group of displaced persons, mainly women and children, from Poland who arrived in Australia in 1950, and their subsequent experience in Australia.
and from the chapter 1:
They were a part of the 1500 000 Poles who were deported to the Soviet Union in 1940 to work in remote labour camps. Around 30 000 of them later found 'freedom' in transit camps in India, British East Africa and Palestine. Their story of hardship and survival is a dramatic and remarkable one.
This was taken from the Polish Authors and Books link - http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CFsQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.polishforums.com%2Fsociety-culture-38%2Fpolish-authors-books-literature-45657%2F3%2F&ei=DFpFUOahGY-ViAeBjIHYDg&usg=AFQjCNG7qUcrrle7gm7u7mmegXhpO0JuUg&cad=rja