Foto’s van Poolse bevrijders in Brabant

In de collectie van het Imperial War Museum zijn ook veel foto's te vinden de Poolse bevrijders van Breda. Op deze pagina de foto's die ze online beschikbaar maken voor gebruik door site's zoals de onze.

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 108866) Dutch farmer with his household goods on a farm wagon looking down on a line of German POWs interrogated by a Lieutenant of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. Photograph taken after Polish troops captured the Dutch towns of Alphen and Gilza on 27th October 1944 during the Battle of Tilburg and were moving on to Breda. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205224221

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (KY 44011) A Polish dispatch rider, with a happy girl as a passenger, pausing in his journey through Breda to return greetings of overjoyed townpeople freed by the Poles from the German occupation on 30 October 1944.
Note the 1st Polish Armoured Division regimental badge on his BSA M20 motorcycle fuel tank. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205224213

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (B 11831) 11th November is celebrated by the Poles as the National Independence Day, and celebrations in its honour were held at Breda in the presence of Mayor of Breda Bartholomaeus Wouther Theodorus van Slobbe and General Stanislaw Maczek, the Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. A religious ceremony formed part of the service. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239768

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (B 12101) Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in conversation with General Stanislaw Maczek, the Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, during his visit to the Division Headquarters in Breda, 25 November 1944. Marshal Montgomery decorated a number od Polish servicemen during his visit.
Note a censor's marks obscuring the background. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239764

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 128079) A soldier of the 1st Polish Armoured Division feeding a little Dutch girl, holding a hungry child on his knees. Tilburg area, 30 October 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205393638

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 128080) Crowds of overjoyed residents of liberated Breda cheering troops of the 1st Polish Armoured Division marching through the city. Note the children waving Dutch flags. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205393639

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106410) Soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division inspecting a victory sign erected by inhabitants of Breda after they liberated the town on 30th October 1944. The sign shows wooden shoes with their toes pointed towards Berlin and brooms symbolically representing the sweeping out of the Nazis from Holland. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222019

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106414) Troops of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in their foxholes watching the enemy hiding 400 yards away at the Dutch village of Hooge Zwaluwe. One of them is calmly eating his meal. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222023

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106421) Troops of the 1st Polish Armoured Division passing a typical Dutch windmill at the village of Terheijden, six km north of Breda. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222034

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106413) Troops of the 1st Polish Armoured Division drown exhaustion in a sleep at the foot of a haystack near Breda. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222022

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106411) Soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division are being welcomed by cheering residents the Dutch town of Breda, late October 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222020

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106418) A soldier of the 1st Polish Armoured Division marching two German POWs throught the main street of the Dutch town of Gilza at the pistol point. The photograph was taken after Polish troops captured the Dutch towns of Alphen and Gilza on 27th October 1944 and were moving on to Breda. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222030

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106419) Decorated German officer being interrogated by an officer of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in a school building in the Dutch town of Gilza. The photograph was taken after Polish troops captured the Dutch towns of Alphen and Gilza on 27th October 1944 and were moving on to Breda. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222031

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106420) Two Bren Gun Carrier operators from the 1st Polish Armoured Division having a cigarette before moving into Gilza, captured by the Polish troops on 27th October 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222033

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106417) With a look of great satisfaction on their faces, a Dutch farmer and his child looking at German POWs who are being interrogated by a Lieutenant of the 1st Polish Armoured Division.
The photograph was taken after Polish troops captured the Dutch towns of Alphen and Gilza on 27th October 1944 and were moving on to Breda. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222029

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106415) German prisoners from the Hooge Zwaluwe front being rushed in by troops of the 9th Flanders Rifles Battalion (3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Polish Armoured Division) in an Universal Carrier, October 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222026

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106412) Two Dutch girls writing welcome slogans on one of the 1st Polish Armoured Division's Sherman tanks after the liberation of Breda, their hometown, October-November 1944. Note the symbol of the Dutch resistance movement - OZO (Oranje zal Overwinnen - Orange Shall Conquer) - written on the tank. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222021

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106416) A M10 tank destroyer (Wolverine) of the 2nd Battery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment (1st Polish Armoured Division) being used as an observation post during the heavy fighting at the Dutch town of Hooge Zwaluwe, November 1944. The destroyer is named 'Gdynia I'. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222028

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106422) Sherman Firefly tanks of the 1st Polish Armoured Division taking a shadow of a windmill at the Dutch village of Terheijden while a Dutch civilian moves some of his belongings on a wheelbarrow from the battle area, October 1944.
The tanks are from a 1st squadron of one of the armoured regiments of the Division. Note a ARV (Armoured Recovery Vehicle) tank on the left. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222035

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106424) Tank crew of the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (1st Polish Armoured Division) surveying the enemy positions from a turret of their Sherman Firefly tank in the Dutch town of Moerdijk, 10 November 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222037

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 106423) A Sherman tank of the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (1st Polish Armoured Division) passing through the Dutch village of Alphen on the way to Tilburg, late October 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222036

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 108865) Soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division sharing their rations with Dutch children somewhere on the Tilburg front, Holland, 30 October 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205224223

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (MH 1396) An officer of the 1st Polish Armoured Division at the Dutch city of Breda, November 1944. The inscription on the wall (written by grateful inhabitants of the city) reads - 'Dziekujemy Wam Polacy - Thank you Poles'. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205222185

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 (HU 128173) Sherman ARV Mk. I (serial number T148322) of the Workshop Company of the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (1st Polish Armoured Division) in the ruined street of Breda, late October 1944. Note two Military Policemen of the Traffic Regulation Squadron directing the traffic. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205398535

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