- Amazing stuff Janusz. How do you do it? Thank you so much it s fascinating and informative and very pertinent. All the best, Basia (UK) ... Amazing stuffMessage 1 of 39 , Mar 27 3:57 PMView SourceAmazing stuff Janusz. How do you do it? Thank you so much it's fascinating and informative and very pertinent.All the best,Basia (UK)On 27 Mar 2013, at 22:28, JanZ wrote:
Stan and John
On the 71st anniversary of the first arrivals in Pahlevi I send you links to the Pahlevi reports from the UK National Archives!
There are two from Lt. Col. Ross (one for March - April and the other for August â•„ September 1942). There is also a 3rd report from Lt. Col Ata-Ullah from the Indian Field Ambulance service.
All fascinating with extremely valuable information on the arrivals in Pahlevi. Hopefully provides many of the missing pieces in your research.
Ross mentions a German plane flying overhead in September. Maybe the one which took the aerial photos of the camps!
All the best
File Name: Pahlevi Evacuations Report - March - April 1942.pdf
File Size: 42 MB
Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x7lik5
File Name: Pahlevi Evacuations Report - Aug - Sept 1942.pdf
File Size: 30.9 MB
Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/n7ulic
File Name: Pahlevi March - April 1942 - Indian Field Ambulance Report.pdf
File Size: 15.9 MB
Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ejebkt
File Name: aerial photos of camps in Pahlevi Sept 1942.pdf
File Size: 3.3 MB
Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j7xs09
- Anna, I only managed to locate two reports by Ross. If there are any clues about the 3rd report I may go back to the archives to try and find it. The archivesMessage 39 of 39 , Apr 13, 2013View SourceAnna,I only managed to locate two reports by Ross. If there are any clues about the 3rd report I may go back to the archives to try and find it.The archives have a vast amount of detailed documents regarding the evacuations. Much of it routine messages between officials. There are discussions on the costs of supporting the refugees. I've copied some of the more relevant pages, which show that the Polish Government repaid these costs as they were incurred. I've uploaded a few of the pages here: http://januszandrzej.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/who-funded-help-to-refugees-in-pahlevi.htmlThere are also lots of discussions on what to do with the civilian refugees. These include requests for help from countries of the Commonwealth and beyond. One could literally spend weeks in the archives going through this material in detail. I have a few more pages which I'll upload, once I've converted the photos into document form.Janusz----- Original Message -----From: annapacewiczSent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:36 AMSubject: Re: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Stan and John......Krasnowodsk to Pahlevi
I have just received the Keith Sword book "Deportation and Exile: Poles in the Soviet Union, 1939-1948" which is a total treasure of information. Stan I will be scanning and email you the appropriate pages this weekend. But a couple of points of interest:
In the footnotes (page 218) reference is given to Lt-Col A Ross's 'Report on the Evacuation of Poles from Pahlevi' that Janusz scanned and uploaded for us. It says, "The report is dated 3 June 1942 and is one of 3 reports on the 1942 evacuations that Ross compiled. Ross, who was a Russian speaker (his mother was Russian) and also spoke some Polish, served in the Highland Light Infantry and was, at this time, Officer in Charge of the British Base Evacuation Staff at Pahlevi. When he returned to Pahlevi in August to supervise the second evacuation of Poles, he arrived as an official of the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) which shortly before had taken over responsibility for the reception and onward movement of all Polish civilian refugees".
The footnotes alsom makes reference an article by M. Kruszynski "The State of Health of Poles Evacuated from Russia to Persia in 1942", Antemurale (Rome), Vol. XX (1976), pp. 133-205.