Polish 'Tanker' Photographs.

Discussion in 'Allied Units - Others' started by von Poop, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    On that interesting Polish site that cropped up in 'name that vehicle'
    There's a link to pictures of the site owner's Grandfather's service that Bod just pointed out to me: Władysław Gerula

    Remarkable shots of assorted Armour; from Polish vehicles, through Valentines, Churchills, Shermans and several points in between (Including an AA Crusader). Also quite a few shots of 'regimental' activities & the carnage around Falaise... and this rather alarming Firefly:
    Sadly my Google translator doesn't extend to Polish yet, but it's well worth a look.

  2. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    That picture where he is looking at the Churchills. There are rows of Valentines in the background. I can't find any mention of Polish units equipped with Churchills. Probably a large-scale joint exercise. I do like the France 1940 picture [​IMG]
    I don't think that I've seen a Renault UE and a Bren carrier in the same column before. There can't have been many Poles in the BEF surely?
    Edit: Just checked in "The Black Devil's March" by Evan McGilvray and a Polish 10th Armoured Brigade (really only a partial, Mechanized Cavalry Brigade) was already operating in exile in France in 1940, with the French army and not the BEF.
  3. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    He must have had plenty of chances in such an active soldiering career, 1931's a hell of a time to join the Polish army, and then serve for the next 15 years.
  5. chipmunk wallah

    chipmunk wallah Senior Member

    Must dig out that photo of the Polish Panzer IV tank ......
    there you go....Warsaw brigade,II Korp,Italy.
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    (reversed negative?).

    No cos medal ribbon in right place above left pocket & buttons do up the correct way.
    Also drivers position on Crusader is correct.
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Links have changed.
    First site now resides here:

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