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The Poles at Brancepeth 1947

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A research paper titled "The Poles at Brancepeth 1947" which discusses the little-known story of a small contingent of Polish soldiers posted to the Durham Light Infantry camp at Brancepeth in 1947. The paper expands to describe in detail the reason for this Brancepeth posting as a larger part of a postwar enlistment scheme by the Ministry Of Defence to recruit former Polish soldiers into the British army in 1946/47. The paper is well cited with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.


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Person the story/items relate to

Sergeant Michal Krzywoszanski and Corporal Boleslaw Wozniakowski

Person who shared the story/items

Chris Wroblewski

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

My great uncle Michal Krzywoszanski was a recruit facilitator at Brancepeth.

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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