Lost memories, life in the camps

May 3, 2017 | Heritage

It’s a little-known fact that the Polish Armed Forces in Exile were the third largest Allied fighting force in the West after Britain and the US.

If, like me, you feel there are huge gaps in your knowledge of how our families lived when they arrived in the UK after the war, there’s a fantastic website which gives information about many of the camps and schools where Poles or their families were stationed. It even has ships lists of people who arrived from Italy, India, Africa and other places. Why not take a look?

There’s a lovely pictorial story recently posted about an Anna and the contents of a kit bag full of photos of her with her husband Feliks from the fields of Poland, through the cemetery in Teheran, to the army in the Middle East and finally the gardens of Warwickshire.

Check it out, you’ll be amazed at all the information on this site, and you might even recognise a face or two.

 

 

Blog Comments

Hmmm, It looks like someone forgot to insert (in the story above) the website that is spoken about so highly, as in “there’s a fantastic website which gives information about many of the camps and schools where Poles or their families were stationed. ” I am guessing that it must be the http://www.kresysiberia.org site, but could someone managing this lovely “Polish at Heart” website please get that website link put into the text above? The page I am looking at is: http://polishatheart.com/89-2 . Thank you.

Hi and thankyou for contacting me.The website is actually: http://www.northwickparkpolishdpcamp.co.uk although the link is embedded in the article if you click on the word “website”. All the best. Ania

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