Stanislaw TARAZEWICZ

Polish veteran of the epic Battle of Monte Cassino and

recipient of the Virtuti Militari medal

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With fellow students on a kayak trip in the Wilia River near Wilno.

Stanislaw in Wilno in 1939.

Stanislaw with a group of friends from the technical school, shortly before his arrest.

The difficult beginnings of the Polish 2nd Corps, Tatiszczewo, USSR, 1941.

Left:  The difficult beginnings of the Polish 2nd Corps, Tatiszczewo, USSR, 1941.   Above:  Stanislaw (on the left) at the Sapper School in Wrieskaja, USSR, 1942.

Military ID of Second Lieutenant Tarazewicz

First civilian suit (demob suit), a gift from the British authorities after 7 years in uniform.

Newlyweds, Manchester 1955

The wife of Marshall Jozef Pilsudski expresses her appreciation for Stanislaw's artistic talents, demonstrated in his role as the groom in the presentation of "The Wedding of Magda from Lowicz", Manchester 1953/54.

Stanislaw and his future wife Teresa, and Wanda (Marshall Pilsudski's daughter - 3rd from left) in Manchester 1953/54.

With their son Richard, at Christmas in Montreal.

Winners of the Volleyball competition in Ottawa in 1957.  Stanislaw is first on the right.

Stanislaw, with his wife Teresa, in the company of two of General Anders' grand-daughters (Barbara is the first on the right and Ewa is the first on the left.) The occasion was the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino. Dr. Regina Karwowska, a neighbour from Dunrobin, is second from the left. Polish Community Hall, Ottawa, 2009.

Polish Community Hall, Ottawa, May 2009

Stanislaw, with his wife Teresa, in Dunrobin, Ontario, 2008.

Stanislaw, with his wife Teresa, in the company of Dr. Jan Z. Galuszka - the author of this memoir.