Register of the Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records

Finding aid prepared by Justyna K. Szulc
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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

 

Supplemental PDF Inventory 1940-1945

Scope and Contents

The supplemental inventory is an item-level list of documents that appear in the collection: it encompasses correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, reports, telegrams, bulletins, rosters, maps, charts, instructions and military orders. The list reflects the order in which each folder appears in a box as well as the order in which each document appears in a folder. Additionally, the inventory includes a short description on the topic that each document covers.
 

Photographs

envelope A-D

139 prints depciting Polish military personnel and operations during World War II 1940-1945

envelope E

11 prints depicitng the Polish Army in the USSR

envelope F

15 prints depicting women in the Polish armed forces 1940-1945

envelope G

34 prints depciting Polish military personnel and civilians in Africa and other foregin countires at the end of Wolrd War II 1940-1945

envelope H-P

693 prints depicting Polish military personnel and military operations during World War II

envelope S

50 prints depiciting Captain Gutowski and his squadron in England