39 results found for: Poland (Resistance)

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DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…smile. “But of course, monsieur,” he said. “My name is Gaston and I am a member of the Belgian Resistance.” Since then, Bolter had been passed along the line from safe house to safe house. He was constantly in danger – and so were those helping him. If he was…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…of commemorating the heroes of the Czech and Slovak Resistance, the Slovak National Museum in May 2007 opened an exhibition presenting one of the most important resistance actions in the whole Nazi-occupied Europe. Coinciding with the release of the 2016 film Anthropoid, campaigners called for Gabčík’s and Kubiš’s bodies to…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…Königsberg (a punishment camp), and Torgau could not break her.” [Wikipedia] “Jeannie de Clarens is hereby awarded the Agency Seal Medallion for heroic and momentous contribution to Allied efforts during World War II as a member of the French Resistance. At the age of 20, she used her position as…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…gunner, who had not heard his order to bail out, he burned the aircraft before setting off to the south-east on foot. Resistance Memorial at Vassieux Moving from farm to farm, the two men obtained civilian clothes to wear over their uniforms and eventually made their way to Marseilles in…

CASPERS, Loek NC (#162)

…(From the foreword, by Sir John Hackett – Signatory 47 – to her book, written as ‘Elsa’, To Save a Life.) Helped Jewish Families. Arnhem escape. Representing the Dutch Resistance with their high losses, some by betrayal & sent to Concentration Camps. ‘Born in 1924, she represents the service and…

ROEFLER, Irmina (#177)

…still in her teens, was an AK COURIER and represents all POLISH WOMEN, the triumphs and tragedies of POLAND, the POLISH HOME ARMY (ARMII KRAJOWEJ) and the AK’s RESISTANCE, specifically for her 80,000 comrades-in-arms during the heroic but doomed WARSAW UPRISING & the BATTLE OF WARSAW 1 Aug – 3…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Norwegian military and then resistance. OC advance…

van ERP, Johannes ‘Jan’ (#159)

“the Dutch Resistance spirit, a Helmond ‘boy with the bicycle’ who helped guard and guide exhausted Bren Gun Anti-Tank Carrier Crew”   “Born in 1927, the 15 year old “Boy with the bicycle” from Helmond, who voluntarily and persistently carried out an unsaid guard duty for an exhausted Bren Gun…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

…thought of selling Jewish lives to the Germans for a sack of potatoes”. He rejected an accusation that the Bielski detachment was involved in a massacre of Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighters by pro-Soviet partisans at Naliboki forest in eastern Poland on May 8, 1943, claiming that the Bielskis were stationed…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…in a cornfield, before Archie was passed through the French Resistance escape line down through the entirety of France, over the Pyrenees and through Spain to Gibraltar before returning to Britain in early 1942, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). His service record for this period simply…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…his Hellcat was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over the Philippines in December. Picked up by a guerrilla band, he was returned to safety, after leading some resistance activity, six weeks later. At the war’s end he was the US Navy’s fourth-ranking ace. Post-war Alex Vraciu became a test pilot…

SISMORE, Edward ‘Ted’ Barnes ‘Daisy’ (#79)

…Sismore was awarded his second DFC in recognition of a raid on the Gestapo headquarters at Aarhus, and a third on the Gestapo HQs in Copenhagen and Odense, Denmark. The latter raid was done at the behest of the Danish Resistance. Some of their people were being held in the…

VERITY, Hugh (#87)

  Group Captain Hugh Verity 16 November 2001 • Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph GROUP Captain Hugh Verity, who has died aged 83, was a member of the small group of RAF pilots who flew clandestine missions to support Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents and the French Resistance during…

ZURAKOWSKI, Stanislaw (#169)

…(identified and revealed only on13Apr43 by German forces) near Smolensk by Stalin’s Soviet forces in the Spring of 1940, after 15,000 were taken prisoner or deported. The compounded and literal dismemberment which befell POLAND during and after WW2 must be one of its abiding tragedies, exacerbated by the efforts of…

DROBINSKI, Boleslaw H (#19)

“you came here without permission to land” “Boleslaw Drobinski was born at Ostrog in Poland on 23rd October 1918 and educated at Dubno High School. He joined the Polish Air Force on 1st January 1938 and finished training on 31st August 1939. The following day Drobinski and other pilots went…

JOICE, Mary (#190)

…links with this work, she commemorates indirectly the outstanding moral courage of the CHRISTIAN GERMAN RESISTANCE movement and records Bishop BELL’s stand against indiscriminate bombing, the German patriot Pastor Dietrich BONHOEFFER (who justified resistance to Hitler – cf Signatory 290), the KREISEL circle, Gen Ludwig BECK (1880-1944 and as previous…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…said afterwards, but the Germans only had eyes for the two attractive girls, also on bicycles, who led the way. Members of the Eindhoven Resistance with troops of the United States 101st Airborne Division in Eindhoven during Operation Market Garden, September 1944 Explore our Resistance section, which including Johannes ‘Jan’…

Resistance

…more than 250 years…if the Lord wills.” Renowned cellist. German wartime opposition & Nazi resistance. #162 Loek NC CASPERS Dr Loek NC ‘Elsa’ CASPERS King’s Medal for Service in cause of Freedom “Caspers used her bike to transport everything from hand grenades to transmitters for calling in allied bombing raids…

OKOLOW-ZUBKOWSKI, Konstanty (#178)

…NAVY: for POLAND’s gallant fighting servicemen and their 37 MAJOR POLISH NAVY WARSHIPS and 10 Motor Torpedo & Gun Boats at SEA, as in the AIR & on LAND, also recalling POLISH service men and women in all three of their fighting services. Captain ZUBKOWSKI’s unbroken WW2 PN & RN…

DAW, John (#195)

…blue, green and dark blue of the ARMY’s RQYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service from POLAND (his group was met by Gen. Carton de Wiart VC DS0, Belgian born, twice wounded in the Boer War, eye lost WW1 East Africa in 1914, then 8…

CRAVEN, Geoffrey (#255)

…Spee’s supply ship, which entered Norwegian waters). The rescue, “The Navy’s here”, at 2230hr and rapid release back of British merchant marine prisoners into HM Warships took place on Friday night, 16Feb40. Geoffrey’s DSC was awarded for his part in the boarding and overcoming German resistance with relatively small forces….

LIANG, Piao-Chang (#192)

…CHINESE ARMY and AIR FORCE, and RESISTANCE of CHINA itself. China never went Vichy so the Japanese became inextricably involved, tying down massive forces on Chinese mainland to allow AMERICAN island hopping STRATEGY; a Chinese book states 1.3M ARMY dead, 4,321 AIR FORCE & that no NAVY statistics are held….

HACKETT, John (#47)

…– the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Distinguished scholar and author, KRI HUSSAR for PARACHUTE REGT, DESERT, ITALY, ARNHEM & DUTCH RESISTANCE

HUÉ, André HA (#145)

…in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. French, Welsh mother from Swansea, Mallaig trained on demolition; Dec 1940-Dec 1943 St Marcel MAQUIS Guerre NE of Vannes FRENCH RESISTANCE

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