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Published Articles and Reports

Stalin and the Poles 1941-47

Antony Polonsky in European History Quarterly

Painful Pasts and Useful Memories

Remembering and Forgetting in Europe - a CFE Conference paper.

Beyond Transition?

Memory and Identity Narratives in Eastern and Central Europe - a CFE Conference paper.

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin

The Role of the Personal Factor in Success and Failure of the Grand Alliance.

Stalin at Teheran, Yalta, and Potsdam Conferences

Published at Project Muse: Scholarly Journal online

The Polish Question at the Yalta Conference

Decade of Deceit

English-Language Press Coverage of the Katyn Massacre in the 1940s - a Conference paper.

The Khatyn Massacre in Belorussia

A Historical Controversy Revisited

The Implications of the Katyn Massacre

Historians have yet to face up to the implications of the Katyn massacre.

1st Polish Armoured Division Report

The Division in Normandy - 1944

Polish Hero:  Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski

This report was written by Colonel Mike Russell about the Battle of Arnhem that took place in September of 1944. 

The Second Polish Corps, 1943-1946

Were they a Functional Mix of Soldiers, Refugees and Social Workers?

Women of the Polish 2nd Corps

This article describes the different ways in which women served in the Polish Army during WW2.

BBC History Magazine article on 'Anders Army'

Article about the Polish 2nd Corps that was published in the BBC History magazine.

My father and the Polish soldier bear

2nd Polish Corps soldier who cared for Wojtek, the soldier bear who participated in the Italian campaign.

Evacuation to Persia (Iran)

This article was written by Ryszard Antolak about the evacuation of Poles from the USSR to Persia in 1942, and the preparations that were made for their arrival.  It also addresses how some of the Polish refugees made a home in Iran for up to 3 years.

Extracts of the War Diaries of Matron Hughes

This British Matron describes (in harrowing detain) the arrival of Polish refugees in Persia, the condition of the men, women and children, and the services that were set up to treat them.

Polish Refugees in India

Article in the Samaritan Review by Anuradha Bhattacharjee detailing these experiences, during and after WW2.

US Support of Polish Refugees

At the Santa Rosa Camp in Mexico

Polish Exiles in Santa Rosa, Mexico

This is a report from the Catholic Relief Services, who were involved in providing support to the Polish exiles who spent the war years in Leon, Mexico.

Report on Polish Exiles in Rhodesia 

An analysis of how the Rhodesian Government used the media to handle the Polish Refugee issues from 1940 to 1950.  This article describes how British ex-pats in Rhodesia felt about the Polish exiles.  Some of the revelations are quite stunning, and may surprise the reader.

History of Internment and Refugee Settlements in Southern Rhodesia

An analysis of the hosting of German, Austrian and Italian internees, and Polish and Iraqi refugees, 1938-1942

Polish Refugees in Colonial Eastern Africa (1942-50)

The focus of this article is on Europeans who lived in Africa but were not part of the colonizing nation(s). More precisely, it gives an insight into the sources published by Polish refugees during and after their stay in eastern Africa around the Second World War, and into their position within their colonial host societies. When analysing the social position of these refugees, it is important to take the Polish perspectives into account. While British sources provide a broad picture of their stay in Africa, Polish newspapers and memory literature give another, at times contrasting, picture.

A Long Lost History

Three articles about Polish Exiles who spent the war years in Tanzania, East Africa.

Polish Consular Report on Irkutsk

Extracts from the Report Filed by an Official, Jan Mucc of the Polish Consulate in Krasnoiarsk after his visit to Bodaybo Region of Irkutskaya Oblast.

The Gulag Study

USA Joint Commission Support Directorate Defense POW / Missing Personnel Office

Polish American Studies

Previously Unknown Soviet Documents and Polish Americans during World War II

Detective Work

Researching Soviet WWII policy on Poland in Russian Archives (Moscow 1994)

Hunger Overcame Fear

How Polish Women managed to ensure the existence of their families in the Siberian exile.  By Angelika Blinda.

Polish Contribution to WW2

Full transcript of the UK Parliamentary debate on the Polish contribution to WW2

“Not Even a Government of Angels Could Have Changed It Basically”:

Why the Polish Resettlement Corps in Britain was an Acceptable Program in 1947.  

Anna Remembers

Ab article about the post-war Polish community in Coombe Park Camp, Whitchurch in the UK.

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