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lot # 1054 - POLAND Internment of Polish Soldiers during World War II

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 10:00 to Wednesday Jun 30, 2021 16:00 America/New_York
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1941 (28 Oct) 1fr stationery card from Roanne, France to German occupied Lublin, with red censor handstamp, sent by a Polish soldier (with French Army), writing from a military hospital located in Free France. The sender "Aspirant" (cadet) Gorski, arrived with a transport of sick Prisoners of War. He probably escaped from Poland to France and joined the French Army, captured by the Germans and released due to illness or injury to the Vichy authorities. Roanne Railroad station was the final destination for transports carrying French POWs and Marshall Petain himself visited Roanne to greet the arriving POWs on several occasions. A rare historical item
Estimate: $250

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