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Polish Army World War II Photograph Presentation Album
Bernath Mss 60  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Polish Army World War II Photograph Presentation Album,
    Date (inclusive): 1941
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 60
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Polish Army World War II Photograph Presentation Album. Bernath Mss 60. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album, containing 52 black/white snapshots with captions in English, apparently presented by Polish Army soldiers in conjunction with an exhibition at United College, St. Andrews University, Scotland in February 1941. The soldiers were part of a Polish, British, and Norwegian force that captured Ankenes and Narvik [Norway] from the German forces in May, 1940, and broke the chain of German victories in World War II.
    The first section of the album primarily contains photos of war-damaged buildings in Warsaw during the German Blitzkrieg of 1939. The second section shows the Polish Free Army fighting in Norway, and third section has images of Scotland, around St. Andrews.
    Also with the album is a souvenir program for the exhibition and a newspaper clipping that discusses the long journey of the Polish soldiers in getting to Scotland, and the interest shown by local Scottish residents.