1939 – 1940 SUPPLEMENT


SEPT. 18

POLISH ARMY GROUP “POLESIE”, LED BY GEN. F. KLEEBERG, ENGAGES GERMAN ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF KOCK.


SEPT.23

ON SEPT. 12 GERMAN ARMY SURROUNDS CITY OF LWOW.
ON SEPT. 19 GERMAN ARMY IS REPLACED BY THE RUSSIAN ARMY.
ON SEPT. 21 RUSSIAN MARSHAL TIMOSHENKO OFFERS DEFENDERS OF LWOW TERMS OF SURRENDER.
ON SEPT. 23 GEN. W. LANGNER, COMMANDER OF THE POLISH GARRISON IN LWOW, ACCEPTS TERMS OF SURRENDER.

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ISSUED 1989

NOV.

POLISH GOVERNMENT IN EXILE ESTABLISHED IN ANGERS, FRANCE. GEN. W. SIKORSKI APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE RECONSTITUTED POLISH ARMY OF SOME 100,000 MEN.

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GEN. W. SIKORSKI

1940

GERMANS CAPTURED OVER 700,000 POLISH PRISONERS OF WAR.

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POLISH PREWAR POSTCARD, WITH A PREWAR PREPRINTED POLISH STAMP DISPLAYING POLISH PRES. I. MOSCICKI – – VALUE 15 GROSZY – MAILED BY A MOTHER IN LUBLIN TO HER SON Lt. M. GUTOWSKI IN OFLAG X C. FORWARDED TO OFLAG X A (SEE TOP LEFT CORNER), OFLAG XVIII B, AND OFLAG XVIIIC. – UNKNOWN (UNBEKANNT)

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THE BATTLE OF WESTERN EUROPE MAY 10 – JUNE 25

POLISH ARMY IN FRANCE IS EVACUATED THROUGH THE PORT OF DUNKIRK. POLISH MERCHANT MARINE VESSELS, DESTROYERS AND LINERS ASSIST IN THE EVACUATION OF TROOPS.


JUNE 18

FRANCE SURRENDERS TO GERMANY AND FRENCH MARSHAL HENRI PHILIPPE PETAIN FORMS A NEW GOVERNMENT, COLLABORATING WITH THE GERMANS, AT VICHY.

POLISH DIVISION, THAT WAS PROTECTING RETREAT OF ONE OF THE FRENCH ARMIES, IS FORCED TO CROSS SWISS BORDER AND SOME 15,000 MEN ARE INTERNED IN SWITZERLAND.

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PRISONER-OF-WAR POSTCARD MAILED BY JAN HEYMAN, POLISH INTERNEE IN FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND, TO Lt. JULIAN KOZIOL POLISH PRISONER OF WAR IN OFLAG VI B, GERMANY.
POSTCARD IS PRINTED IN GERMAN AND POLISH.
STAMPED “FRANC DE PORT (POST PAID) FRIBOURG CAMP MILITAIRE D’INTERNEMENT *SUISS*.”


JULY

POLISH GOVERNMENT IN EXILE MOVES FROM ANGERS, FRANCE TO LONDON, WITH HEADQUARTERS LOCATED IN THE RUBENS HOTEL ON BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD.