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Witold Pilecki was a Polish soldier and founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance in German-occupied Poland 1939 and a member of the underground Home Army. Pilecki volunteered for an undercover operation to be imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp. Witold's intelligence reports enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He later escaped Auschwitz, and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. In 1948 he was executed by the Soviets.

Witold Pilecki was a Polish soldier and founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance in German-occupied Poland 1939 and a member of the underground Home Army. Pilecki volunteered for an undercover operation to be imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp. Witold's intelligence reports enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He later escaped Auschwitz, and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. In 1948 he was executed by the Soviets.

2d O Jadwiga Piłsudska served in the ATA between July 1942 and July 1944, as one of several Polish ferry pilots in Britain. Initially, she flew training and light transport aircraft before graduating to fighters, the Spitfire being her personal favourite. Piłsudska was described by her superiors as "of above average skills", allowing her to fly Class 4 aircraft, which included advanced twin-engined aircraft such as the Wellington and Mosquito in addition to fighters and transport aircraft.

2d O Jadwiga Piłsudska served in the ATA between July 1942 and July 1944, as one of several Polish ferry pilots in Britain. Initially, she flew training and light transport aircraft before graduating to fighters, the Spitfire being her personal favourite. Piłsudska was described by her superiors as "of above average skills", allowing her to fly Class 4 aircraft, which included advanced twin-engined aircraft such as the Wellington and Mosquito in addition to fighters and transport aircraft.

Inka- Danuta Siedzikówna 17lat, sanitariuszka 5 Wileńskiej Brygady AK

Inka- Danuta Siedzikówna 17lat, sanitariuszka 5 Wileńskiej Brygady AK

Father Jerzy Popiełuszko // #Poland

Father Jerzy Popiełuszko // #Poland

1937 Polish Army officers' summer service dress uniform (with 1931 pattern helmet)

1937 Polish Army officers' summer service dress uniform (with 1931 pattern helmet)

Władysław Anders (1892-1970) was a General in the Polish Army and later a politician with the Polish government-in-exile in London. He was in command of a cavalry brigade at the time of the outbreak of World War II, but was forced to retreat. During the fighting and retreat, he was wounded and was later taken prisoner and jailed by Soviet forces. After the attack on the Soviet Union by Germany on June 22, 1941, Anders was released to form a new Polish Army to fight with the Red Army.

Władysław Anders (1892-1970) was a General in the Polish Army and later a politician with the Polish government-in-exile in London. He was in command of a cavalry brigade at the time of the outbreak of World War II, but was forced to retreat. During the fighting and retreat, he was wounded and was later taken prisoner and jailed by Soviet forces. After the attack on the Soviet Union by Germany on June 22, 1941, Anders was released to form a new Polish Army to fight with the Red Army.

Witold Pilecki (1901 – 1948), was a Polish cavalry officer, and founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance in German-occupied Poland in Nov. 1939 and member of the underground Home Army, formed in Feb 1942. Author of Witold's Report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz, Pilecki enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He was executed by Stalin's secret police.

Witold Pilecki (1901 – 1948), was a Polish cavalry officer, and founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance in German-occupied Poland in Nov. 1939 and member of the underground Home Army, formed in Feb 1942. Author of Witold's Report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz, Pilecki enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He was executed by Stalin's secret police.

Witold Pilecki (V 13, 1901 – V 25, 1948)  soldier of the II Polish Republic, the founder of the  resistance group and a member of the AK (Armia Krajowa). As the author of the Witold`s report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz concentration camp, Pilecki's operation enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He remained loyal to the London-based Polish government-in-exile and was executed in 1948 by the Stalinist secret police…

Witold Pilecki (V 13, 1901 – V 25, 1948) soldier of the II Polish Republic, the founder of the resistance group and a member of the AK (Armia Krajowa). As the author of the Witold`s report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz concentration camp, Pilecki's operation enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He remained loyal to the London-based Polish government-in-exile and was executed in 1948 by the Stalinist secret police…

Polish woman, fate unknown, who fought in the Warsaw Uprising

Polish woman, fate unknown, who fought in the Warsaw Uprising

Edward Rydz-Smigly, Polish Army, Marshal of Poland

Edward Rydz-Smigly, Polish Army, Marshal of Poland

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