PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS: Polish Soldiers in Elie
The following article was sent in by David A. Rodger of Vancouver, Canada.
I lived, in Elie, as a child with my mother during WWII (1941-46). Our rented home was on South Street; 23 or 26 I believe. My mother died many years ago, so I am turning to you for some help in clarifying a situation in wartime Elie.
I have vague memories of a Polish Paratroop detachment that was stationed in Elie at that time. Recently I came across a photo of me as a three year old with a Polish soldier. The soldier’s name was Vodek. That’s all I know! I still have the little paratroop uniform he gave me. The attached photo shows me with two of the Polish soldiers in front of our house on South Street (Elie). I’m wondering what is known today about those Polish soldiers in Elie at that time, and what happened to them after the war. I would guess that Vodek must be deceased.
I’m grateful for any help you can give me concerning this misty memory of mine.
David A. Rodger