APPENDICES

APPENDIX I

AD MEMORIAM

POLISH SOLDIERS MEMORIALS

 


APPENDIX II

 

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LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

 

THE AIRMEN’S CHAPEL WITH A ROLL OF HONOUR BOX, IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER. THE ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION ON THE BOX READS: “THESE MEMORIAL BOOKS CONTAIN THE NAMES OF 25,611 MEN, WHO FLEW FROM THE ROYAL AIR FORCE STATIONS IN OR NEAR LINCOLNSHIRE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND NEVER RETURNED. THEY INCLUDE 200 FROM NEW ZEALAND, 1,140 FROM AUSTRALIA, 1,233 FROM CANADA, APPROXIMATELY 90 FROM SOUTHERN RHODESIA, AND 687 MEMBERS OF THE POLISH AIR FORCE. ALL WERE MEMBERS OF NUMBER 1, 5, 6, 7, 91, 92, OR 93 (O.T.U) GROUP, BOMBER COMMAND.”

 


APPENDIX III

THE ENIGMA MACHINE

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“50th ANNIVERSARY OF BREAKING OF THE ENIGMA CIPHERS”
ISSUED 1983

 

IN 1933 POLISH CRYPTOGRAPHERS SUCCEEDED IN BREAKING THE GERMAN ARMY ENIGMA CIPHERS.

IN JULY 1939 POLISH CRYPTOGRAPHERS HANDED OVER TO THE BRITISH THESE CIPHERS AND A COPY OF THE ENIGMA MACHINE.

THE ENIGMA SOLUTION CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE ALLIED SUCCESSES AGAINST GERMAN SUBMARINES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, AGAINST FIELD MARSHAL ROMMEL’S FORCES IN NORTH AFRICA AND IN OPERATIONS AFTER THE INVASION OF NORMANDY BY THE ALLIES IN 1944.

THE STORY OF THE SUCCESSFUL BREAKING OF THE ENIGMA CODE BY THE POLES REMAINED A SECRET THROUGHOUT THE WAR.