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Registar of the Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records
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  • Title: Registar of the Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
    Collection Number: 46036
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes, 22 envelopes (6.2 linear feet)
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1946.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Historical Note

    When World War II began, Polskie Siły Zbrojne (Polish Armed Forces) 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 Polish 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, photographs, 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

    Anders, Wladyslaw, 1892-1970.
    Poland. Polskie Sily Powietrzne.
    Sikorski, Wladyslaw, 1881-1943.
    Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
    Poles--Soviet Union.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Eastern Front.
    World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland.
    World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
    World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.