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Freely I Served: The Memoir of the Commander - 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-1944

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After seeing service with the Austrian Army in World War I, the author joined the newly created Polish Army in 1918. By September 1939 he was commanding 21st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Warsaw against overwhelming German forces. Taken prisoner, he escaped to join the Polish Army in France before evacuating to England.In 1941 he formed the First Polish Independent ...more
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published February 19th 2014 by Pen & Sword Military (first published February 1st 2014)
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Dec 16, 2013 Paul rated it it was amazing
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Freely he served and I thank you.

Freely I Served is the memoirs of Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski who was the commander of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade who jumped at Arnhem and who was unfairly blamed for the debacle by Monty and General Browning. Hence the reason why most Polish soldiers, and especially the paratrooper veterans, held no respect for Monty after the war. My Grandfather like Stanislaw Sosabowski was from Eastern Poland, the Kresy, which underwent ethnic cleansi
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