Wow, i have found something that was unecspected to me to find.A really big and detailed work about Polish armed forces on the west,their contribution,allies betrayal,dilemma that caused them staying in Great Britain or back to "Soviet" Poland,attitude of british community and many more... First i got to chapter 3,then when i finished i got back to Ch1,and i am stuck in chapter 2 but there's so much usefull informations that i am going to read this all 8 chapters... I've never found such big source of informations on the net
After the war many Poles returned to Poland - many did not. The decision "to return or not to return" was a personal one made by every Pole and the factors that affected these decisions are the subject of the work that follows.
"The long journeys that many Poles had to undertake to enlist in the Polish Armed Forces earned them the disparaging German title of "General Sikorski's tourists"  but when the rearmed Poles met the Germans again in Italy and France the Germans stopped laughing." - i like this one :]
H2HSnakeWow, i have found something that was unecspected to me to find.A really big and detailed work about Polish armed forces on the west,their contribution,allies betrayal,dilemma that caused them staying in Great Britain or back to "Soviet" Poland,attitude of british community and many more...
I would have never guessed! :lol:
You forgot to pass the link with you, some other people might be interested in reading it as well :p
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL You're right i forgot to do this :0wned: here it is: http://www.angelfire.com/ok2/polisharmy/ lol i can't belive it,i forgot to put a link :D
Interesting site. :)
For a slightly lighter reading, I recommend Without Vodka:Adventure in Wartime Russia which is about the memior of a very young Pole, who, arrested by the Soviets shortly after the invasion, spends time as a political prisoner in various camps and jails, and gets enlisted in a Polish Red Army Unit, and then spends a bit of time basically wandering awol in the wartime USSR (and more). It's very interesting--sometimes sad and disturbing, and other times quite funny. More Info: http://www.withoutvodka.com/
The Poles have my very deep respect as lovers of freedom. It wasn't enough that Poland was ravaged first by Germany, then by its "savior" the Soviet Union, it was also sold out after the war, along with the rest of eastern Europe, primarily by US duplicity. But the Poles, along with the Hungarians of 1956, and to a lesser exctent the Czech's of 1968, are doers of deeds, not just speakers of words. And so it was that Poland regained her freedom, on her own. [SIZE=-1]Na Zdrowie[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]![/SIZE]
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
3rd September 2005
^all warsaw pact countrys got the bad end of a deal. prague spring but no hard feelings, the soviet union is no more.
By the way, you're all forgetting the East German uprising in 1953 (although this one was less about autonomy and freedom of expression, and more about pay cuts and production quota hikes.)
Anyway, there are just two poles; positive and negative, Lolek and Bolek. Jacek and Placek, Lech and Jaroslaw, tank and ette. Works for me.
Damn! Poles are so complex... look at all those wires!
Komrad_B Damn! Poles are so complex... look at all those wires!
I was going to make that joke but I thought it might be in bad taste.
I just couldn't resist. Besides, no harm intended, poles (as in people from Poland) are cool people anyways. That they built the TKS makes them winners in my book.