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Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records
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  • Title: Poland, Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
    Collection Number: 46036
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes, 22 envelopes (6.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    Creator: Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1946.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Historical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection documents the activities of the Polish Armed Forces with a notable amount of materials focusing on the Armies' activities in the Soviet Union. The collection is composed of correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, bulletins, reports, military orders and instructions, personnel rosters, lists, charts, and maps relating to the Polish Army in the East and in the Soviet Union, including the description of conditions and events in the Soviet Union. The collection provides details on the Polish civil and military personnel in the Soviet Union. It includes information on relations of the Polish Armed forces in the Soviet Union with the Soviet military command, and operations of various branches of the Polish Armed Forces in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Poland
    Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front
    Polish people -- Soviet Union
    Anders, Władysław, 1892-1970
    Sikorski, Władysław, 1881-1943
    Poland. Polskie Siły Powietrzne