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Register to the Polskie Siły Zbrojne, Armia Polska na Wschodzie issuances, 1940-1946
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The collection is composed of military manuals created by the British, German, and Soviet military and translated into Polish for the needs of the Polish Armed Forces in the East. Manuals are individually listed within 18 different series. Each series is representative of a topic within which corresponding manuals have been arranged. The topics covered are: artillery, anti-aircraft artillery, anti-armored artillery, chemical weapons, armored weapons, firearm, air force, communication, landing operations, soldier welfare, infantry, combat engineering, supply services, topography, and transport.
The Armia Polska na Wschodzie (Polish Army in the East) was created on September 12th, 1942, by the direct order from the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, General Władysław Sikorski. It was created through the merger of the Wojsko Polskie na Środkowym Wschodzie (Polish Army in the Middle East) and Armia Polska w ZSRR (Polish Army in the USSR). Per the order of Sikorski, General Władysław Anders was appointed as the commander of the force. Operationally, the forces were subject to the British, PAI (Persia and Iraq) force command. In June 1943, Armia Polska na Wschodzie became known as the Polish II Corps and was moved to Egypt and subsequently to the Italian front, where it helped the allies fight the Nazi Germany forces, including at the Battle of Monte Cassino.
40 manuscript boxes (16 linear feet)
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