How General Anders’ Army got out of Russia
NORMAN DAVIES INVITES EVERYONE TO HELP WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TRAIL TAKEN BY ANDERS ARMY.
From Buzuluk in the Soviet Union to Bologna in Italy through taiga, mountains, and deserts in Iran, Iraq, Palestine, and Egypt. Two years of frontline battles in Italy, from Tarento in Calabria to Brenner in Tirol.
Over 120 000 Polish soldiers and their families left Russia. Men and women of military age were sent to Central Asia, Persia, Iraq, and Palestine to join the British Army in Egypt and Italy, while cilivians, including 18 000 Polish children were sent to India, Africa, New Zeland, and Mexico.
An incredible journey during World War II, full of challenges, long marches over land and long voyages over sea, from the first day of the formation of the Polish Army in the Soviet Union on 18 August 1941, to the last day of the War on the Italian front on 3 May 1945.