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A letter in Polish from British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin in which he attempts to persuade Polish soldiers serving in Polish units under overall British command to return to Poland. Since Poland was already under heavy Soviet influence and Polish soldiers who had served in the West faced dangers if they returned to Poland this request became quite controversial. For one discussion of this matter see: Stachura, Peter D., The Poles in Britain, 1940-2000: from betrayal to assimilation, Routledge, 2004, p. 61ff. Related to D153.
Drzewieniecki Collections, Fronczack Room
Bevin, Ernest, "Letter from British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin in Which He Attempts to Persuade Polish Soldiers Serving in Polish Units Under Overall British Command to Return to Poland" (1946). World War II Documents of Special Interest. 7.