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Register of the Poland, Polskie Sily Zbrojne miscellaneous records
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Description
The collection documents the activities of the Polish Armed Forces with a notable amount of materials focusing on the Armies’ activities in the Soviet Union. The collection is composed of correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, bulletins, reports, military orders and instructions, personnel rosters, lists, charts, and maps relating to the Polish Army in the East and in the Soviet Union, including the description of conditions and events in the Soviet Union. The collection provides details on the Polish civil and military personnel in the Soviet Union. It includes information on relations of the Polish Armed forces in the Soviet Union with the Soviet military command, and operations of various branches of the Polish Armed Forces in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Background
When World War II began, Polish Armed Forces (Polskie Sily Zbrojne) were outfitted with a fighting force that was approximately one million strong. The initial 1939 invasion by Germany on September 1st and then later the Soviet Union on September 17th resulted in the reformation of the Polish Armed Forces into three separate armies, spanning both eastern and western Poland: The Polish Armed Forces in the West, the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) and the Polished Armed Forces in the East. The collection of these divisions formed the whole of the Polish Armed Forces between 1940 and 1945.
Extent
10 manuscript boxes, 22 envelopes (6.2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.