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The flower of the Polish Officer Corps, from general to sub-lieutenant, were decorated by a bullet to the back of the head in the Katyn Forest, delivered by the Soviet secret police.

The flower of the Polish Officer Corps, from general to sub-lieutenant, were decorated by a bullet to the back of the head in the Katyn Forest, delivered by the Soviet secret police.

The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre, was a mass execution of Polish military officers, policemen and civilian prisoners of war ordered by Soviet authorities on March 5, 1940.

The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre, was a mass execution of Polish military officers, policemen and civilian prisoners of war ordered by Soviet authorities on March

General Wladyslaw Anders Commander Polish II Corps. Anders was a Polish Brigade commander at the start of the war and was captured by the Russians in 1939. He refused to join the Red Army and spent a year in Lubyanka prison, before being released to raise an army of Polish POWs. The Soviets were reluctant to arm these Poles so Churchill arranged for them to leave Russia and move to the Middle East and later, Italy.

Anders was a Polish Brigade commander at the start of the war and was captured by the Russians in

Edward Rydz-Smigly, Polish Army, Marshal of Poland

Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły was Commander-in-Chief of Poland's armed forces when…

William Steel was a young soldier of the 34th Illinois Infantry Co. F when he was shot 7 times at the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862. All color guards and bearers of the flag were killed or wounded. Photographed here years later, three bullets remained in his body the rest of Steel's life.

BOYS IN BLUE William H Steel, Illinois Infantry, Company F From the back of this photo: “Steel with flag borne by Illinois Infantry Company F at the Battle of Stone River, Dec. Steel was shot seven times–three bullets remained in.

KATYN MASSACRE execution of Polish officers  (again not for little guys)

The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre was a mass murder of thousands of Polish military officers, policemen, intellectuals and civilian.

A Nazi propaganda poster from 1941 in Lithuanian language, equating Stalinism and Jews.

A Nazi propaganda poster from 1941 in Lithuanian language, equating Stalinism and Jews. This anti-Soviet and anti-Semitic Nazi poster is highly useful for illustrating the history of anti-Semitism in Lithuania, and Lithuanian collaboration with the Nazis.

Rekomendacja – Stanisław Gepner: Żołnierz polski Ubiór,uzbrojenie i oporządzenie Okres 1832 -1939 | Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Dawnej Broni i Barwy

Rekomendacja – Stanisław Gepner: Żołnierz polski Ubiór,uzbrojenie i oporządzenie Okres 1832 -1939 | Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Dawnej Broni i Barwy

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