Skip to comments.Biblical Artifacts Collected by anti-Nazi Polish Soldiers Found in Israel
Posted on 05/11/2017 8:48:00 AM PDT by LouieFisk
In 1943 and 1944, thousands of Polish soldiers were stationed in the Middle East to prepare for a possible Nazi invasion. Many soldiers collected artifacts during this period, mostly coins but also clay lamps, figurines, glass vessels and even clay tablets with cuneiform inscriptions.
Some of these finds were excavated by the soldiers themselves. Evidence of this can be seen in the Polish Cave at Tel Maresha, in Beit Guvrin National Park in central Israel, where a soldier evidently carved the Polish army emblem on a wall.
Other parts of the collection were purchased at antiquities markets as souvenirs from the Holy Land.
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43 and 44? What troops in the Holy Land?
Who supported them? Britain, Russia, Germany?
Free Polish troops from ??
Very, very few Polish troops were left alive by either the Russian invasion of the east half, or the German invation of the west half of Poland.
A few Polish airmen got out, but very few, between Sept-Oct 39 and April-May 40 when the lowlands were invaded.
A fair number of Polish civilians made it to Britain, and some of those created a “Free Polish Army”.
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It was a Polish Corps that finally succeeded in taking Monte Cassino. A Polish airborne brigade was the last unit that parachuted into Arnhem in Operation Market-Garden, although that’s a subject best not discussed with the Poles.
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