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Polish Combatants memorial – Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.486 W 001° 45.384
30U E 581922 N 5961034
Quick Description: A memorial to Polish combatants who gave their lives fighting alongside the allies in World War II and to those who stayed on in Britain.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 3:01:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMAQ0A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lenron
Views: 2

Long Description:
This memorial is in a small garden between the main cenotaph and a statue of Queen Victoria.

This is a headstone type marker and honours Polish combatants who died fighting with the allies in World War II. It also honours those Polish fighters that stayed on in Britain after the war.

Many Polish combatants stayed on in various parts of Britain, Bradford amongst them. A number of the survivors were present when the memorial was unveiled.

In the picture the posy of flowers was laid by SPK which is the Polish ex combatants association.

The inscription reads
1939 2009

PRESENTED BY AND DEDICATED IN
MEMORY TO THE POLISH
COMBATANTS WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FIGHTING ALONGSIDE THE
ALLIES IN WORLD WAR TWO AND
ALL THOSE WHO STAYD ON IN BRITAIN
AND CONTRIBUTED AFTER THE WAR
POLISH EX COMBATANTS
FOR OUR FREEDOM AND YOURS
ZA NASZA I WASZA WOLNOSC
Date of Dedication: 5/12/2009

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: This park is alongside Morley street opposite the Alhambra theatre.

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Morley Street
Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
BD7 1AJ


Commemoration: Polish Combatants who died fighting along side the allies in the second world war

Access times: Not listed

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