Original Photos – Stanley Biernacik

As you may have read from our “veteran interviews” page, Stanley was a Polish officer cadet
just before the fateful September campaign of ’39. After making his escape from the country
he quickly got to France where the Polish army was reforming. We will therefore begin
with his pictures from the artillery officer’s school at Coetquidan.

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(Before Fall of France Photos)

After the fall of France the Poles made their way to the UK by any means possible. The next picture shows Stan and friend shortly after arrival. As you can see some troops had not yet swapped out into British battle dress uniforms.

(After Fall of France Photos)