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Tribute to Poles who liberated Flanders in WWII

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Grzegorz Siwicki 12.06.2018 14:39
  • Tribute to Poles who liberated Flanders in WWII
An exhibition to honour Polish soldiers who liberated Belgium’s Flanders region during World War II is on in Warsaw.
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Entitled Armoured Wings, the exhibition is a joint Polish-Flemish project that focuses on the 1944 liberation of Flanders by the Polish 1st Armoured Division led by Gen. Stanisław Maczek.

“General Stanisław Maczek epitomises the fate of the Polish WWII soldier,” says Adam Hlebowicz from the Polish Institute of National Remembrance. “Born near Lviv [now in Ukraine], he was one of those who had no place to call their own after the war … The area became part of the Soviet Union … He was refused a general’s pension [by the UK] and thus forced to work as a bartender in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he settled.”

Michał Owczarek reports.

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