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Polish Paratroopers

Polish Paras – Part 1

Polish Paras – Part 2

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6 thoughts on “Polish Paratroopers

  1. Thank you… My father was soldier of gen. Sosabowski.
    I was in Elie (Leven and Largo) some years ago, with Alistair Suttie…

  2. I can remember living in Earlsferry when the Polish were training as Paratroopers, there was an aircraft fuselarge on what was then the Ladies Course. My mother an I were living with my grandparents after we were bombed out living in Croyden.
    I mostly remember living in Georgeville next to the Garage by the fourth tee, the night that the Polish occupants billeted in The Marne set fire to it, I was looking out of the fanlight window in the roof across the Golf Course, this must have been shortly before they went to Arnhem.

  3. I am under the impression there is a memorial plaque for the Polish paratroopers somewhere in Elie or Earlsferry

  4. Regarding the aircraft fuselage on the golf course my recollection is that it was the fuselage of a glider. During world war 2 British and probably Polish airborne forces used gliders to transport heavy equipment. The gliders were towed by powered aircraft. As a very small boy I was allowed to sit in the cockpit of what I took to be a glider lying on Elie golf course. Ian Kennedy

  5. Very nice film clips. My father was a para in the Polish Brigade. I was in Leven for the 70th anniversary of Of the drop near Arnhem. It was a heartwarming celebration extended by the people of Leven under the leadership of Alistair Suttie.

  6. Our fathers must have known each other; both trained in Leven; my father as RSM Wojciech Kormicki now deceased.

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