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  • Title: Polskie Siły Zbrojne, Armia Polska na Wschodzie issuances
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1946
    Collection Number: 46021
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 40 manuscript boxes (16 linear feet)
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne. Armia Polska na Wschodzie.


    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 Siły Zbrojne, Armia Polska na Wschodzie issuances, [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.

    Processed by

    Justyna K. Szulc

    Historical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
    World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain.
    World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.