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Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records
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Description
When World War II began, Polish Armed Forces (Polskie Siły Zbrojne) were outfitted with a fighting force that was approximately one million strong. The initial 1939 invasion by Germany on September 1st and then later the Soviet Union on September 17th resulted in the reformation of the Polish Armed Forces into three separate armies, spanning both eastern and western Poland: The Polish Armed Forces in the West, the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) and the Polished Armed Forces in the East. This collection documents the activities of the Polish Armed Forces with a notable amount of materials focusing on the Armies' activities in the Soviet Union.
Background
When World War II began, Polish Armed Forces (Polskie Siły Zbrojne) were outfitted with a fighting force that was approximately one million strong. The initial 1939 invasion by Germany on September 1st and then later the Soviet Union on September 17th resulted in the reformation of the Polish Armed Forces into three separate armies, spanning both eastern and western Poland: The Polish Armed Forces in the West, the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) and the Polished Armed Forces in the East. The collection of these divisions formed the whole of the Polish Armed Forces between 1940 and 1945.
Extent
10 manuscript boxes, 22 envelopes (6.2 Linear Feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.